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Table 1 Indicators of short-term and chronic varieties of fright, differences in bold print

From: Ethnomedicine and ethnobotany of fright, a Caribbean culture-bound psychiatric syndrome

  Short fright Chronic fright
Etiology Single event cause Successive events cause
Symptom Frequent recollections of traumatic event Frequent recollections of traumatic event
Symptom Difficulty concentrating Difficulty concentrating
Symptom Outbursts of anger/grief Outbursts of anger/grief
Symptom Persistent arousal and hypersensitivity Persistent dullness and sadness