Did you know that…..
Amok, or “Running Amok“, is a syndrome first described in Malaya ?
Amok was recognized later in other parts of the world, for instance, in the Philippines and in some africans country.
This syndrome occurs in males who have schizoid personality. During a short prodromal period these persons become even more withdrawn than usual. All of a sudden, they jump up, yell and kill some people or animals.
After the episodes they show complete amnesia.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)