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aggressive or homicidal behavior

aggressive or homicidal behavior

ulture-bound syndrome is listed in the Appendix of DSM-IV-TR, here is an example:

Amok ormataelap: (Malaysia) a dissociative episode characterized by a period of brooding followed by an outburst of violent, aggressive, or homicidal behavior directed at people and objects. The episode tends to be precipitated by a perceived insult or slight and seems to be prevalent only among males. The episode is often accompanied by persecutory ideas, automatism, amnesia for the period of the episode, exhaustion, and a return to premorbid state following the episode. Some instances of amok may occur during a brief psychotic episode or constitute the onset or exacerbation of a chronic psychotic process.

Who can tell me if this Culture-bound syndromes looks like a behavior you might also see in the U.S.? Please explain.Do you find culture-bound syndromes are helpful for clinicans or there are better ways to incorporateculture in the DSM?

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