Lecture16-M50,51

Culturallyboundpsychological disorders

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Unformatted text preview: to'occur'to individuals'who'are'preoccupied'and/or'consumed'by'the deceased. Culturally@bound'Psychological Disorders Taijin'kyofusho'(Japan):'A'phobia'dealing'with'social anxiety.'People'with'Taijin'kyofusho'are'likely'to'be extremely'embarrassed'of'themselves'or'displeasing'to others'when'it'comes'to'the'func0ons'of'their'bodies'or their'appearances.'These'body'func0ons'and appearances'include'their'faces,'odor,'or'ac0ons. Symptoms'include'social'withdrawal,'rapid'heartbeats, shortness'of'breath,'panic'adacks,'and'feeling'of'dread when'around'people. Culturally@bound'Psychological Disorders Koro'(Southeast)Asia):'Characterized'by'anxiety'adacks due'to'an'overpowering'belief'that'the'sufferer’s'penis (for'men)'or'nipples'(for'females)'is'shrinking'and'will completely'retract'into'the'body'and'possibly'cause death,'despite'the'lack'of'any'true'longstanding'changes to'the'genitals.'Episodes'may'last'several'hours,'and some0mes'as'long'as'two'days. Outcomes'for'People'with Psychological'Disorders There'are'risks'to'be'watchful'of,'obstacles to'be'overcome,'and'improvements'to'be made,'oUen'with'the'help'of'with treatment. Some'people'with'psychological'disorders do'not'recover. Some'achieve'greatness,'even'with'a psychological'disorder....
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