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Sw 850 - Clin SW Prac I

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Cultural Bound syndromes 1 Cultural Bound Syndromes Name Group Description Ataque de Nervios Hispanics Out of consciousness state resulting from evil spirits Symptoms include attacks of crying trembling uncontrollable shouting physical or verbal aggression and intense heat in the chest moving to the head These ataques are often associated with stressful events e g death of a loved one divorce or separation or witnessing an accident including a family member Amok Mal de Pelea Malaysians Laotians Filipinos Polynesians Papua New Guineans Puerto Ricans A dissociative disorder involving outburst of violence and aggression or homicidal behavior at people and objects A minor insult would precipitate this condition Amnesia exhaustion and persecutory ideas are often associated with this syndrome Brain Fag African Americans Problems with concentration and thinking among high school and university students experiencing the challenges of schooling Symptoms include head and neck pain blurring of vision burning and heat resembling Somatoform Depressive and Anxiety Disorder Boufee Delirante Haitians Sudden outburst of aggression agitation associated with confusion psychomotor excitement and symptoms resembling Brief Psychotic Disorder including visual and auditory hallucinations paranoid ideation Colera Hispanics Anger and rage disturbing body balances leading to headache screaming stomach pain loss of consciousness and fatigue Dhat East Indians Chinese Sri Lankans Extreme anxiety associated with sense of weakness exhaustion and the discharge of semen Dissociative Identity Disorder 1 Anglo Americans This disorder is considered a culture specific syndrome because it primarily occurs in persons holding a modern set of cultural schemas It involves the presence of two or more identities where at least two recurrently take control of the person s behavior Falling Out African Americans Seizurelike symptoms resulting from traumatic events such as robberies Ghost Sickness American Indians



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