Culture-bound syndrome

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  • Running Amok Culture Bound Syndrome

    Abstract This paper researches the culture-bound syndrome called running amok. First, the paper seeks to break down the definition of running amok, the cause, and the areas affected. The above is done by using published articles and textbooks to research the culture-bound syndrome. Running amok goes by a few different names but is ultimately referenced back to the term used in this paper, and is described as, “a disorder found in Malaysia, the Philippines, Java, and some parts of Africa, jump around violently, yell loudly, grab knives or other weapons, and attack any people and objects they encounter” (Comer, 2010). The quote above shows a brief description of this disorder, which can show the danger it presents, and the need to find effectively identify it. To sum up the above, this paper’s intent is to delve into research over this disorder in order to properly identify key symptoms of amok, and to use amok to support either a cultural relativist view, or a Universalist view. Running Amok A Culture Bound Syndrome Throughout history, there have been cases of individuals acting out in seemingly random outbreak in extremely violent behaviors, or mass killings. The below seeks…

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  • Culture Bound Syndrome Research Paper

    8108-8115 Culture-Bound Syndromes Culture-bound syndromes can be defined as certain syndromes that appear to occur only in some cultures. Culture-bound syndrome was first recognized nearly sixty years ago when doctors began to notice that certain psychiatric syndromes are confined to specific cultures. In people diagnosed with this syndrome there seems to be no biochemical or structural alterations of body organs or functions and the disease does not seem to be recognized in any other culture.…

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  • Theoretical Framework And Literature Review: Theoretical Framework And Literature Framework

    which is used in writing texts. The third level is clause, consists of two or more words and should have a subject and verb. Clauses can be divided into two types; Independent clause, which can stand alone and Dependent clause which should be attached with other clauses in order to make sense. The fourth level is phrases, which contains of two or more words but doesn’t have a subject or a verb. There are many kinds of phrases such as, prepositional phrase, and noun phrase, infinitive phrase.…

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  • Outdoor Or Adventure Education

    These outcomes have been supported by many authors to be positively or negatively affected by Outdoor Education Programmes that feature a personal growth focus in their programmes. An example of a programme such as this is Outward Bound (Kirk, Macdonald & O 'Sullivan, 2006). Participants in the survey indicated 37% effect size on initial reflection, yet a drop to 14% was found when follow up evaluations were completed. This can be supported by Neill (2002) who stated that the overall results of…

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  • Personal Narrative: Upward Bound

    my grades at an okay level just to keep my family off my back. Then the day came where Upward Bound came into my junior high and spoke to all of the students about the things they provided to students…

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  • Personal Reflective Essay: The Path To Social Work

    journey to self-actualize. In college I became enthralled with the idea that Black students needed support in not only attaining a college degree, but achieving an education that spoke to them as an individual. Therefore, I conducted research under the guidance of Doctor Clifford Broman titled, African American Academic Aspirations and Realizations. In specific, through documentary review and bibliographic analysis I examined three programs successfully helping African American students to…

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  • Resident Assistant Position Report

    While in high school, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Temple University’s Math and Science Upward Bound Program. This program has had a huge impact on my life, offering college assistance, tutoring services, and interpersonal development classes. This organization became my second home. Although located in only one area of the city, students traveled from several different neighborhoods to gain exposure to the services provided. Being that this program was open to so many schools,…

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  • Rhett Disease Case Study

    disabilities, what sickle cell does in children with neurodevelopment disorders, and what psychiatric disorders and down syndrome does in adolescents and young adults. This paper will only contain abstracts of my own doings for each journal I have obtained for this study. I will not be going into depth with every single disorder that is within a neurodevelopment disorder such as Mendelsohn’s Syndrome or…

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  • Williams Syndrome

    This is a test to screen a pregnancy to determine whether a baby has an increased chance of having specific chromosome disorders. The test examines the baby's DNA in the mother's blood. Williams Syndrome Williams syndrome is a rare disorder that can lead to problems with development. It is passed down in the offsprings of families. One of the 25 missing genes is the one that produces elastin, a protein that allows blood vessels and other tissues in the body to stretch. It is likely that…

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  • Angelman Syndrome

    Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects around 1 in around 12,000-20,000 live births and affects both males and females equally. Angelman syndrome is very often misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy. Angelman syndrome is not an inherited disease, and is instead caused by a change in the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase gene (UBE3A) on the maternal chromosome 15. This change prevents the chromosome from functioning properly. It occurs as a random event during the formation of eggs…

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