ataque de nervios

ataque de nervios

A term used among Caribbean Latinos for a culture-bound syndrome characterised by uncontrollable shouting, crying, trembling, aggressiveness, fainting episodes and suicidal gestures. An ataque de nervios often follows a stressful life event—e.g., death of family member, divorce or conflict with spouse or children; while it has features of a panic attack defined by the DSM-IV, an “ataque” usually follows a precipitating event, occurs in absence of acute fear or apprehension, and is accompanied by amnesia for the “ataque”.
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This can be seen, for example, in the voyeuristic tour of the popular El Rastro open-air flea market in Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passions) (1982), the idealized Madrid skyline seen from Pepa's penthouse in Mujeres al horde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) (1988), and the views from the circular city bus route in Came tremula (Live Flesh) (1997).
Almodovar's international breakthrough hit, Mujeres al horde de un ataque de nervios, by contrast, ends with the main character Pepa emphatically staying put.
A prime example, the ataque de nervios, as sketched in the first paragraph of this article, was described at the meeting by Peter J.
Por ejemplo, el termino nervios o ataque de nervios, que implica temblores, palpitaciones, dificultad respiratoria, mareos, perdida de control motor y desmayo (Guarnaccia, Canino, Rubio-Stipec y Bravo, 1993), esta asociado con trauma infantil en adultos hispanos (Schecter et al.
He also reveals the intertextual compulsion of Pedro Almodovar to reconfigure popular culture through parody and irony in the film Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Eng.
In the chapter on Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, he blends an understanding of the screwball comedy into his discussion of sex roles, and the chapter on Tacones lejanos gives an incisive comparison to Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life.
also can be read as a rewriting of Almodovar's immediately preceding film, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, challenging any univocal reading of Almodovar's work in general.