Monday, January 10, 2005

Paris Syndrome

In Jerusalem Syndrome, sufferers are famously overwhelmed by the spirituality of the city and go temporarily insane (although Dr Moshe Kalian, the district psychiatrist of Jerusalem, argues in the Scotsman today that sufferers are mad before they get to Jerusalem). But did you know that there was also a Paris Syndrome, where young Japanese women are overwhelmed by the rudeness of the French locals, and commit suicide?

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