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a trend of cognitive illness and irregular behavior which is specific to a small ethnic or cultural populace and doesn't conform to Western categorizations of psychiatric illnesses. They include, but are not limited to amurakh, bangungut, imu, jumping Frenchmen of main syndrome, piblokto, amok, hsieh-ping, koro, myriachit, susto, latah, voodoo death, windigo, and piblokto. Commonly referred to as culture-specific syndrome.

CULTURE-BOUND SYNDROME: "He was diagnosed with the culture-bound syndrome of susto."

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