pibloktoq

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pibloktoq

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pibloktoq

PSYCHIATRY

Definition A culture-specific hysterical reaction in Eskimos, especially women, who may scream, cry, rip off their clothes in sub-zero weather and run naked through the snow, emit animal/bird sounds, shout obscenities, eat faeces, or perform other irrational or dangerous acts, followed by amnesia for the event.

Comment Pibloktoq may be linked to repression of the personality of Eskimo women, whose status is that of property

Synonym Piblokto

Reference DSM-IV
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