MAL DE PELEA

Is primarily observed in Puerto Rico which involves a period of intense brooding which is stereotypically followed by sporadic and sometimes violent attacks on other citizens.

MAL DE PELEA: "The culture-bound condition of Mal de Pelea usually ends in violence after a period of intense brooding."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MAL DE PELEA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mal-de-pelea/ (accessed May 26, 2018).
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