Diagnostic challenges and the so-called culture-bound syndromes

Julie R. Ancis, Yuehong Chen, Doreen Schultz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on the notion of culture-bound syndromes (CBS) and related diagnostic challenges. The treatment of culture and the inclusion of CBS in diagnostic classification systems, such as the DSM, are reviewed. The authors discuss the limitations of diagnostic classification systems, including their use cross-culturally, and directions for future classification and research of CBS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCulturally Responsive Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Approaches to Working with Diverse Populations
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0203486161, 9780203486160
StatePublished - Dec 25 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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