ATAQUE DE NERVIOS

a culture-bound syndrome observed mainly among Latinos, and most similar to anxiety. Common symptoms include trembling, crying, uncontrollable shaking, verbal aggression (or both), and in some cases seizure-like or fainting episodes. Some individuals report having no memory for the episode afterward. Attacks often occur as a result of a stressful event related to the family, and many patients report a quick recovery once the stressor is removed.

ATAQUE DE NERVIOS: "Ataque de Nervios is a culture-bound syndrome, found in Latinos, that is most similar to a panic attack, and quickly subsides."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATAQUE DE NERVIOS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ataque-de-nervios/ (accessed July 10, 2020).
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