Stendhal Syndrome

Stendhal Syndrome

This illness is named after the 19th-century author Stendhal, who described the an overwhelming feeling after viewing the art in Florence.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    In 1989 Stendhal Syndrome was named by Graziella Magherini. (0:48)

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    In 2000 another phenomena was deemed "Jerusalem Syndrome" after a wave of religious faintings. (1:20)

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