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Table 5 Local idioms of distress

From: Trauma and mental health of medics in eastern Myanmar’s conflict zones: a cross-sectional and mixed methods investigation

English Burmese Burmese transliteration Karen Karen transliteration
Stress Mind-spirit suppression thar law bwi, thar ba hti tor Tired heart
Anxiety Mind-spirit unsteadiness thut kot thar gaw Liver is hot, heart is red
Depression Spirit fall thar law bwa The heart falls down
Mental trauma Mind injury tha ba doe Heart-touch hit