Culture-Bound Illness Syndromes and Idioms of Distress: A Basis for Devising Anthropological Interventions


CHAIRS: WEAVER, Lesley Jo (U Alabama)


List of Session Participants:

GUARNACCIA, Peter (Rutgers U)

KAISER, Bonnie (Duke U)

RODGER, James (U Exeter)

WEAVER, Lesley Jo (U Alabama)



GUARNACCIA, Peter (Rutgers U) Why a Latino Popular Nosology?: Building Diagnostic Systems on Cultural Categories of Nervios

WEAVER, Lesley Jo (U Alabama) “Tension” among Women in North India: An Idiom of Distress and a Cultural Syndrome

RODGER, James (U Exeter) and STEEL, Zachary (UNSW) The “Fulan-Lotuk” (Dark / Crescent Moon) and Remitting-Relapsing Psychosis in Timor-Leste: Cultural Associations, Social Response and Implications for Recovery

KAISER, Bonnie (Duke U) Reflechi Twòp (“Thinking Too Much”): Description of a Cultural Syndrome in Haiti’s Central Plateau - read by Lesley Weaver

SCHENSUL, Stephen L. (UCHC), BANKAR, Shweta (ICR), and JADHAV, Kalpita (RISHTA) The Cultural Syndrome of Safed Pani (Vaginal Discharge): A Mechanism for Addressing the Health and Mental Health of Indian Women


Session took place in 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

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