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shin-byung


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A culture-bound syndrome restricted mainly to Korea and Korean communities living elsewhere, characterized by anxiety, dissociation, insomnia, anorexia, dizziness, and fatigue (1), together with somatic symptoms such as gastrointestinal complaints and general asthenia, the symptoms generally being attributed to possession by the spirits of dead ancestors. [From Korean shin spirit + byung possession]

Subjects: Psychology.


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