Nervios is a culture-specific disorder associated with physical and emotional symptoms that are common among Latin American populations that have historically experienced extreme cultural and social distress. It has many physical symptoms including headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, and depression. The additional symptoms of fear of falling, dizziness, and fainting are all physical sensations that individuals experience during the condition of nervios. One of the main causes of nervios is the loss of physical and emotional well-being. Separation from family, marital conflict, loneliness, and isolation are the key issues that individuals experience during the onset of this cultural syndrome. Culturally, patients use the term nervios as a strong idiom of distress to express their concerns about emotional and physical states as well as societal ...

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