From peculiar psychiatric disorders through culture-bound syndromes to culture-related specific syndromes.

@article{Tseng2006FromPP,
  title={From peculiar psychiatric disorders through culture-bound syndromes to culture-related specific syndromes.},
  author={W S Tseng},
  journal={Transcultural psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={554-76}
}
  • W S Tseng
  • Published 2006 in Transcultural psychiatry
This article reviews the historical evolution and progress of nosological concepts from exotic psychiatric disorders and culture-bound syndromes to culture-related specific syndromes. Approaches to classification and subgrouping these disorders are disccused and an argument offered for finding a place for culturally unique syndromes in the existing classification system. The characteristics of various syndromes are elaborated and suggestions are made for future research. Finally, emphasis is… CONTINUE READING