Category: W3 Activity

Hwa-Byung syndrome in Korean women

The article I found was related to a research into treatment of patients suffering from the culture bound syndrome ‘Hwa-Byung’, which seems to afflict middle aged Korean women with low socioeconomic status and low education levels. The title of the…

Indian Dhat Syndrome

Dhat Syndrome is an illness is found in several cultures, but it most prevalent and strongly known in India. This syndrome originates from the idea that semen and other bodily fluids are a life force and the most powerful fluids…

Obesity in Mauritanian Women

There is a country in Africa situated between Senegal and the Western Sahara called Mauritania. In this country, women cannot find a husband if they are not overweight. Mauritanian men view thinness as a sign of malnourishment, and therefore, poverty….

Dhat Syndrome in India

Dhat is a culture bound syndrome, primarily found in India, in which the afflicted patient is preoccupied by a loss of semen. The article notes that it is often accompanied by symptoms of depression and anxiety. These co-presenting symptoms have…

W3 Activity Post Prompt

Title: Write the name of a “culture-bound syndrome” (CBS) you want to research further and the name of the culture it is associated with (e.g. “Anorexia in the United States”) – choose something different from the ones discussed in the…