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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 26 (1984) 7, 492 - 499

Short report

Witchcraft and psychiatrie illness

F. Hiddema, W.F. Lucieer, A.J. Bakari

This paper presents the case study of a young man who ascribed his illness to witchcraft. The background of his complaints and symptoms is compared with findings on this problem in the literature. Improvement was achieved by treatment with drugs, abreaction and isolation from the family.