ghost sickness


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A mental condition described in Native Americans, which is characterised by a preoccupation with death and the dead
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ghost sickness

(gōst) [AS gast, spirit]
A culture-bound illness found in Native Americans in which the affected person is consumed by thoughts of death or by visitations from spirits of dead ancestors.
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