a society-bound syndrome viewed mainly in female Inuit and other arctic populaces. People experience an abrupt dissociative period of intense excitement wherein they frequently tear off clothes, run nude through the snow, shout, throw objects, and engage in other wild actions. This commonly ends with convulsive seizures, followed by an acute coma and amnesia of the occurrence. Commonly referred to as arctic hysteria.

PIBLOKTO: "All the residents seen to be afflicted by piblokto."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PIBLOKTO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/piblokto/ (accessed October 7, 2022).


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