Considerable cultural variations exist in the expression of anxiety. In some cultures, anxiety is expressed predominantly through somatic symptoms, in others through cognitive symptoms. The cultural context should be considered during the evaluation of worries about certain situations as excessive (1994, pp. 433-434). This DSM-IV disorder may resemble the culture-bound syndrome termed "Ode-ori" (Table I), which has been reported in Nigeria and includes excessive anxiety resulting from the sensation of insects crawling through the body (Castillo, 1997).
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