- The defining features of a culture-bound syndrome (CBS) are its prevalence within a specific ethno-cultural group and that it is a distressing deviance from the usual behavior, cognitions, or affect of that group.
- Though broadly described as “syndromes”, this is not an accurate description of all culture-bound entities. Some are indeed a syndromal clustering of symptoms, however others are more accurately defined as local explanatory models of illness or an illness label for diverse misfortunes.
- Synonyms for CBS: folk illness, idiom for distress, culture-specific disorder, cultural concept of distress
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Richey, Lisa N, et al. "Culture-bound Syndromes." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guides, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787377/all/Culture_bound_Syndromes.
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Richey, L. N., Krieg, A., & Rao, V. (2019). Culture-bound Syndromes. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787377/all/Culture_bound_Syndromes
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