Neurosis - weeping, or singing Seen in North Africa and...

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Neurosis Archaic term Once used to refer to excessive anxiety, somatoform, dissociative disorders, and some kinds of depression Cultural Maladies Amok: Men from Malaysia, Laos, Philippines, and Polynesia who feel they have been insulted will brood then erupt violently Susto: Insomnia, irritability, phobias, and an increase in sweating and heart rate affecting Latin Americans who are frightened by a black magic curse Ghost Sickness: American Indians who become preoccupied with death and the deceased Symptoms include bad dreams, confusion, feelings of futility, and a sense of suffocation Cultural Maladies (Continued) Koro: A fear of the genitals receding into the body experienced by people in southern and eastern Asia Zar: When spirits posses an individual resulting in shouting, laughing,
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Unformatted text preview: weeping, or singing Seen in North Africa and Middle East Dhat: In Indian society, dhat is the fear of the loss of semen during nocturnal emissions General Risk Factors for Contracting Mental Illness Social Conditions: Poverty, homelessness, overcrowding, stressful living conditions Family Factors: Parents who are immature, mentally ill, abusive, or criminal Poor child discipline Severe marital or relationship problems General Risk Factors for Contracting Mental Illness (Continued) Psychological Factors: Stress, learning disorders, and low intelligence Biological Factors: Genetic defects or inherited vulnerabilities Poor prenatal care, head injuries, exposure to toxins, chronic physical illness, or disability...
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