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Khyal cap

Khyal cap

Translated as wind attacks. We find this syndrome among Cambodians in the United States and Cambodia. Common symptoms include panic attacks such as dizziness palpitations shortness of breath and cold extremities and other symptoms of anxiety and autonomic arousal. These attacks include catastrophic cognitions centred on the concern that wind like substances rise in the body along with blood and cause a range of serious effects compressing the lungs to call shortness of breath and asphyxia or entering the cranium to cause tinnitus dizziness blurry vision and fatal syncope. The attacks may occur without warning but are frequently brought on by triggers such as worrisome thoughts standing up to specific odours with negative associations and agoraphobic cues such as going into a crowded space or riding in a car. The attacks usually meet panic attacks and shape the experience of other anxiety Trauma and stressor disorders.


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