Category: W3 Activity

Dhat in the Indian Subcontinent

Dhat is a sexual neurosis found in the Indian subcontinent.  Dhat is considered “semen-loss anxiety” because the symptoms, which are fatigue, weakness, anxiety, loss of appetite, guilt and sexual dysfunction are caused by loss of semen according to the patient.  Whether…

Obesity in the US

Obesity within the United States culture fits in to the current definition of what a culture bound illness is. It is a health problem that is extremely prevalent in our culture in the United States and some other westernized cultures…

Grisi Siknis in the Miskito people

This article discusses the Grisi Siknis disease that is affecting the Miskito people, many of which are lined along the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The article states these people are found in other places however and that Miskito…

dhat syndrome in Asian Cultures

The article “Culture-bound syndromes: the story of dhat syndrome” discusses the origin and prevalence of dhat syndrome a syndrome associated with severe anxiety and depression associated with the loss of semen. The neurosis stems from the belief in these Asian…

Obesity in America

Obesity in America has been widely considered an epidemic and is a serious cause for concern, from a health care perspective. I chose to research about how obesity affects our overall heart health and the article that I looked at…