Ataque De Nervios

Ataque de nervios (Spanish for 'attack of nerves') is a term used by Caribbean Hispanic populations to describe a condition and symptom patterns marked by anxiety and nervousness.

Many of the symptoms overlap with panic disorder but there are factors that make it a separate condition. One is that ataque de nervios is typically associated with a stressful life event or a familial situation such as death or divorce. Unlike panic disorders, fear is not a component of ataque de nervios and the sufferers typically do not remember the attack. Symptoms of ataque de nervios include shouting, fainting, crying, and aggressive behaviors. Ataque de nervios is listed in the DSM as a culturerelated disorders.

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