The ‘Paris syndrome’ it exists, and it affects Japanese tourists. So much so that its embassy has even repatriated citizens to their country who could not continue the journey due to the disappointment they felt.
The Paris syndrome is a psychological disorder described in 1986 and that was collected for the first time an article of the Japanese psychiatrist Tamami Katada published in the specialized medium Journal of the Nissei Hospital. A syndrome that affects almost exclusively Japanese tourists visiting the capital of France.
Why? Due to the idealized concept that they have made of the city through photographs, and more so now with social networks where the images of Paris that they see, or seek, or want to find, are always ‘ideal’.
The syndrome itself is the subject of debate, since although it has been studied, it is not included in diagnostic manuals, and some professionals even believe that it is a variation of the syndrome. Stendhal syndrome, described in 1990 by Graziella Margherini.
This syndrome occurs when we are exposed to extremely beautiful works of art, and it can produce a high heart rate, tremor, palpitations, vertigo and even confusion. If to that we add the idealization of many places, the desire to visit some place, and the reality with which they can be found, and more so since it is a long journey from their origin, the disappointment combo is important.
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