Saturday, 13 June 2015

Paris syndrome

Paris syndrome (FrenchSyndrome de ParisJapaneseパリ症候群Pari shōkōgun) is a transient psychological disorder exhibited by some individuals visiting or vacationing in Paris or elsewhere in Western Europe. It is characterized by a number of psychiatric symptoms such as acute delusional states, hallucinations, feelings of persecution (perceptions of being a victim of prejudiceaggression, or hostility from others), derealizationdepersonalizationanxiety, and also psychosomatic manifestations such as dizzinesstachycardiasweating, and others.[1] Similar syndromes include Jerusalem syndrome and Stendhal syndrome.
There is a 24-hour help line run by the Japanese embassy to help Japanese tourists suffering from this condition. The embassy reports that on average twelve people suffer from this disorder annually.[2] The condition is commonly viewed as a severe form of culture shock.

From Wikipedia

I just love that this is a thing. In other news, look at this tiny weighing scales I got today.

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