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World Psychology: Psychology by Country · Psychology of Displaced Persons


Uqamairineq is an ethnospecific disorder found amongst the Inuit people. It is characterized by short periods of dissociation in which a strong sensory experiences of smells or sound is followed by a short paralysis in which anxiety and hallucinations are experienced. This sooon passes. Generally it is explained in cultural terms of spirit activity

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