Englisch: culture-bound syndromes
Amok, in Malaysia refers to a culture bound syndromes which is precipitated by a perceived slight or insult and refers to a period of brooding followed by an outburst of violent or aggressive behavior. Similar patterns are found in Laos, Philippines, Polynesia (cafard or cathard), Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico (mal de pelea), and among the Navajo (iich’aa).
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