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I don't know how this works so I'm just gonna type what I know. An ataque de nervios is being in shock or something like that, it isn't seen as an illness or syndrome in latin american culture, it's an event, a reaction to something dramatic like the passing of a loved one or witnessing an accident. Source: I'm Costarican. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:43, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
I find that interesting and kind of goes with the theory mentioned on the Culture-Bound Syndrome article, about things like this being often a culturally-acceptable way to express distress in ways that would be pathologized elsewhere. I'm glad you put this on the talk page though, because the way Wikipedia works "yourself" is not a source that is supposed to be used for citation in articles, but rather an independent "reliable" third party's information is supposed to be used (for example, Joss Whedon couldn't add new undisclosed information to his own biography article, but if he makes statements to a reporter who then publishes them, those could often be cited). This can get tricky, since it's not always easy to find "reliable" (by Wikipedia standards) sources for this kind of thing, but I feel it's good to have a lead on this sort of thing, a hint to what SHOULD be investigated for, because otherwise information that might need to make it into the article doesn't even come up at all. Of course, I say this and I'm still not sure how to look for this information. I assume published papers in medical or anthropological journals about such incidents would be the preferred sources, but I don't have access to those kinds of things. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:14, 27 May 2016 (UTC)