Category: W3 Activity

Brain Fag Syndrome in West Africa

Brain Fag Syndrome (BFS) is a culture bound syndrome found in several countries of Western and Sub-Saharan Africa such as Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Malawi. This illness typically affects students in secondary school or universities or professionals who…

Obesity in the United States

I chose obesity in the United States as my culture bound syndrome. Obesity is an extremely prevalent issue all around the world in many countries today, not only in the United States, but America holds the title for the most…

ZAR IN ETHIOPIANS

The article I have chosen starts off discussing three separate spirits that are believed in throughout Begameder, Ethiopia. The Zar is the only one of the three spirits that is not known necessarily as bad, while the other two are. The…

Obesity in the United States

This scholarly article talks about the less precise “Fold illness” that has implied that an illness or syndrome will exists only in certain and other cultures. The paper provides a four- part definition to permit examination and comparison of disease…

Grisi Siknis in Miskito

I chose to read an article on Grisi Siknis in Miskito. This disease is usually found in teenage girls, ages fourteen to eighteen, who enter another state of mind. Grisi Siknis is when a female of the Miskito community suffers from unconsciousness…

Dhat Syndrome in India

Dhat syndrome is found in people in cultures in  India, it is when males believe thy have premature ejaculation or that they are urinating out semen during urination and also having erectile dysfunctions. In a scholarly article, Dhat Syndrome as…

Ghost Sickness with the Navajo

Ghost sickness is a culture-bound syndrome among various Native American tribes and some parts of Asia. Some tribes believe that people who are obsessed with the dead can exhibit symptoms synonymous with being sick such as dizziness, nausea, fainting spells,…

Latah in Malaysia and Indonesia

The culture bound syndrome of interest to me was Latah. This CBS originated in Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia. Latah is behaviors associated with a person experiencing shock, which can include screaming, dancing, and cursing. This condition is…