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A culture-bound syndrome resembling a chronic psychosis (1) found in several parts of Latin America and among Latino communities in the United States and elsewhere, with signs and symptoms such as incoherence, psychomotor agitation, auditory and visual hallucinations, and sometimes outbursts of violent or aggressive behaviour. It is often interpreted as a form of schizophrenia. [Spanish locura madness]

Subjects: Psychology.


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