In keeping with an expanded definition of culture-bound syndromes, this paper argues that adolescence in American society has been 'medicalized' into a full-blown symptom complex or pathologic condition. Culture-bound syndromes in highly differentiated societies such as the U.S., may be taxanomically sorted by distinctive cultural identity system domains of age, gender, family, vocation and ethnicity.
- American society
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science