L'appel du vide

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L'appel du vide, literally "the call of the void", is a French phrase used to refer to intrusive thoughts or the urge to engage in a self-destructive behavior during everyday life.[1] Most commonly reported examples include thinking about swerving into oncoming traffic while driving, or feeling the urge to jump off the edge of a cliff while overlooking from one.

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  1. ^ Watt Smith, Tiffany. The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust. p. 34. ISBN 9781847659675.