W3 Activity: Post Prompt

W3 Activity: Post Prompt

CategoryW3 Activity

Title: Start your title with the week number (“W3 Activity: ”)

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. “W3 Activity: Anorexia in the United States”) – choose something different from the ones discussed in the lecture this week.

 Body: (300 words)

  • Find and summarize a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that discusses this CBS.
  • Discuss the biological, cultural and individual dimensions of the illness.
  • Explain how it is being evaluated/treated in various medical models/sectors of that culture.
  • Cite your sources at the bottom in Chicago Style

Comment: (200 words)

  • Choose a post that identified a different CBS in their title
  • Define the term “culture” in your own words (based on class materials) and explain why you think this illness should or shouldn’t be regarded as a CBS – what are the advantages/disadvantages?
  • How might this condition be explained in a different ethnomedical system or in a different culture?

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