Paris syndrome

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Paris syndrome (uncountable)

  1. An alleged transient psychological disorder encountered by some people visiting or vacationing in Paris, France.
    • 1998, Katada Tamami, “Reflexions on a case of Paris syndrome”, in Journal of the Nissei Hospital[1], volume 26, number 2, ISSN 0301-2581:
      Moreover, his fantasy and idealization of Paris, characteristic of Paris syndrome, played a great part in his abnormal behaviors searching for his lost youth and love affaire.[sic]
    • 2008, Barbara Mennel, “The city of love: Paris”, in Cities and Cinema[2], Routledge, ISBN 9780415364461, The Paris syndrome, or the city of love, page 62:
      The Paris syndrome apparently affects only the Japanese and only when visiting Paris; women in their early thirties on their first international trip are particularly prone to the affliction.
    • 2010 March 26, Philip Hensher, “Parisians by Graham Robb: review”, in Telegraph.co.uk[3]:
      Paris Syndrome affects around 20 tourists a year, mostly Japanese, for some reason.

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