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shenjing shuairuo


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A culture-bound syndrome included in CCMD-2 (the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders, 2nd ed.), found mainly among Chinese communities in southern and eastern Asia, characterized by fatigue (1), dizziness, headaches, joint and muscle pain, loss of concentration, gastrointestinal complaints, sexual dysfunctions, assorted dyssomnias, and amnesia. It is sometimes interpreted in Western cultures as an anxiety disorder or a mood disorder. [Chinese term for neurasthenia, from shenjing a nerve + shuairuo weak]

Subjects: Psychology.


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