Index of Culture-Bound Syndromes
By Culture

The following is an index of major culture-bound syndromes by culture or geographical area. For a more complete description of each syndrome, please refer to the Glossary of Culture-bound Syndromes.

Cultural and Geographical Areas:

East Asia

China and Taiwan



Other East Asia

South and Southeast Asia

India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Assam, Bhutan, Nepal.

Malaysia and Indonesia

Other Southeast Asia


North Africa

Subsaharan Africa

Mediterranean and Middle East

Latin America and the Caribbean


Latin America

United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Western Europe

United States and Canada

Southern United States

Native Americans, Arctic, and Polynesia

Native Americans

Eskimos and Arctic


This site was created on 21 Sep 1996. All original textual and photographic material on these pages is copyrighted 1996-2012 by Timothy M. Hall unless otherwise noted.