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Use multiple key terms to find resources related to your topic, like both the name of the syndrome and the country where is it prevalent, i.e., “Hwabyung” and “Korea”.
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
An international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in the fields of medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and associated cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies.
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Stimulates development of important theory, methods, and debates in medical anthropology and explores the links between medical anthropology, the broader field of anthropology, and neighboring fields.
Provides a global forum for scholarly articles on the social patterns of ill-health and disease transmission, and experiences of and knowledge about health, illness and wellbeing.
Social Science and Medicine
Provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of social science research on health.
Publishes original research and review articles on cultural psychiatry and mental health.
International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Provides a forum for the dissemination of findings related to social psychiatry.
The British Journal of Psychiatry
A leading international peer-reviewed journal, covering all branches of psychiatry with a particular emphasis on the clinical aspects of each topic.
These databases are useful for specific syndromes being discussed in your papers. Note the syndromes listed below each resource; if your topic is not in the list, the database may not be as helpful.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
Contains more than 34 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature, but it does not always include full text journal articles. Copy/paste article titles into library search to see if we have access, or install LibKey Nomad on your internet browser to download directly from PubMed.
PubMed is useful for the following syndromes:
- Amok (Malaysia)
- Anorexia Nervosa (U.S.)
- Ataque de nervios (Latinx)
- Boufee Delirante (West Africa and Haiti)
- Brain fag syndrome (West Africa)
- Hikikomori (Japan)
- Hwabyung (Korea)
- Khyal Cap (Cambodian)
- Koro (Southeast Asia)
- Kufungisisa (Zimbabwe)
- Latah (Singapore)
- Locura (Latinx in the U.S.)
- Pibloktoq (Arctic Indigenous)
- Shenjing shuario (China)
- Susto (Latinx)
- Taijin (Japan)
- Zar (North Africa, Middle East)
APA PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
Anthropology Plus This link opens in a new window
Anthropology, archaeology, & related interdisciplinary research
- Some syndromes may have variations in spelling, like "shenjing shuairo" and "shenjing shuairuo." Try using the variants in different searches, or add the spelling variants to your search box by using "or" to connect the phrases, like "amok" OR "amuk" OR "ngamuk".
- Depending on the syndrome, sometimes the location is helpful, and sometimes it limits what you will find. Try searching both ways to evaluate the results.