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susto

[so̅o̅s′tō]
a culture-bound syndrome found in Central American populations related to stress engendered by a self-perceived failure to fulfill sex-role expectations.
A folk illness that may affect Latinos in the Western Hemisphere, which develops days to years after an event frightening enough to—according to the tradition—cause the soul to leave the body—hence the alternative term, ‘perdida de alma’

susto (sōō·stō),

n “soul loss,” an ethnomedical condition common to Latin America, an illness caused when the soul is displaced after a traumatic emotional or physical event. Can be a life-threatening illness character-ized by lethargy, lack of motivation, insomnia, and diarrhea and is usually treated through spiritual means, ritual cleansings, and herbal teas. Also called
espanto.
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Asi, de poco y como jugando, sin susto ni dolor, termine con mi virginidad.
The DSM-V also includes a glossary of cultural concepts of distress, such as ataque de nervios, dhat syndrome, khyal cap, kufungisisa, maladi moun, nervios, shenjing shuairuo, susto and taijin kyofusho.
Ruy Castro conta que "quando os personagens de A Falecida disseram suas primeiras falas no palco do Teatro Municipal, no dia 8 de junho de 1953, a plateia levou um susto," ja que "os personagens se referiam a Carlyle, atacante do Fluminense, Pavao, beque do Flamengo, e Ademir, craque do Vasco, jogadores entao em atividade.
Susto, or espanto (fright sickness), is caused by a frightening or shocking experience such as a nightmare, accident, or encounter with a wild animal that can cause soul loss, allowing ma
Se Edgar Morin fala de um susto do sapiens para designar a
Although there are several folk ailments, among the most common are Empacho, Susto, Caida de la Mollera, and Mal de Ojo.
Quando o preto ficou liberto, gostava de botar um susto no branco.
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Susto, another cultural syndrome, is seen in Hispanic people from Mexico, Central America, and South America, Dr.
As historias pululam regidas pelo mesmo ritmo segundo o qual brotam, como um susto, as janelas e as lajes cobertas de objetos, as escadarias e os becos assombrados e agitados por rumores vivos ou criaturas feericas.
Susto and mal de ojo among Florida farmworkers: Emic and etic perspectives.