Understanding the culture a person belongs to is crucial as it forms the beliefs, values, perspectives, worries and hopes. It can then be used to assess the problems a person goes through and devise a treatment plan with a focus on belief system of a person. Culture bound syndromes are common in every society but are usually overlooked or given less consideration by professionals. These syndromes are belief systems associated with various diseases and disorders and can be very helpful in treatment, if understood in the perspective of a particular person as every syndrome is perceived differently by an individual living in the same culture.
Zulfiqar, Lamae; Idrees, Nazish; and Rafiq, Muhammad
"Culture Bound Syndromes in Pakistan: Implications and Strategic Vision for Health Management,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss4/1