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  • n. Alternative form of piblokto.

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Examples

  • Since pibloktoq is most common during long Arctic nights, Inuit tradition holds that it is caused by evil spirits possessing the living.

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  • While pibloktoq can often be confused with other conditions including epilepsy in which failure to intervene can lead to the victim coming to harm, most cases tend to be more typical.

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  • But I was also surprised that this article didn't also bring up paradoxical undressing-a symptom of hypothermia that can cause symptoms similar, in some ways, to the ones associated with pibloktoq. noen

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  • When someone suffers an episode of pibloktoq, she it apparently usually happens to women will scream, flail, and often strip off clothing and take off running.

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  • A more recent author has suggested that pibloktoq may be linked to an hypervitaminosis A can show many of the same symptoms as a pibloktoq episode.

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  • At the Providentia blog, psychologist Romeo Vitelli writes about the history of pibloktoq, the way it was used as part of racist and sexist narratives in the past, and how scientists interpret it today.

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  • Afterwards, she goes back to normal and may never have another attack of pibloktoq again.

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  • Although Brill classified pibloktoq as a hysteria since women were the most common victims, later authors have argued that it is a form of primitive dissociation or, perhaps, an acute psychotic reaction with multiple possible causes that can include epilepsy or depression.

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  • For that reason, treatment with pibloktoq cases usually involved simply allowing the episode to run its course without interference.

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