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Epilepsia. 1999 Feb;40(2):239-41.

Epilepsy and religious experiences: Voodoo possession.

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Neurologic Center of South Florida, University of Miami School of Medicine 33176, USA.

Abstract

Epileptic seizures have a historical association with religion, primarily through the concept of spirit possession. Five cases where epileptic seizures were initially attributed to Voodoo spirit possession are presented. The attribution is discussed within the context of the Voodoo belief system.

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9952273
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