The bird dancer and the warrior king: Divergent lived experiences of Tourette syndrome in Bali

@article{Lemelson2017TheBD,
  title={The bird dancer and the warrior king: Divergent lived experiences of Tourette syndrome in Bali},
  author={Robert Bush Lemelson and Annie Tucker},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={54},
  pages={540 - 561}
}
In the past two decades, ethnographic, epidemiological and interdisciplinary research has robustly established that culture is significant in determining the long-term outcomes of people with neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric and mood disorders. Yet these cultural factors are certainly not uniform across discrete individual experiences. Thus, in addition to illustrating meaningful differences for people with neuropsychiatric disorder between different cultures, ethnography should also help… 
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