AMOK (AMUCK)

a culturally influenced disorder seen in men in the Philippines, Malaysia, and other areas in the southeastern region of Adia. The person will go through a cycle of incubation and indifference. Subsequent to such, they'll have an extreme and unelicited homicidal assault against animals or people close by. If the man is not subdued or murdered by other people in defense of their selves, and does not take his own life, then he will at some point crumble due to depletion and lethargy. Following, he will retain no memory of any such events ever happening. This is commonly referred to as mataelap.

AMOK (AMUCK): "It is said that many children in today's American culture are allowed to run amok, often unsupervised, and are hence contributing to tomorrow's society full of undisciplined adults."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMOK (AMUCK)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amok-amuck/ (accessed September 22, 2020).
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