Year: 1975 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.132, no.7, (July 1975), p.753-755 SIEC No: 19842430

The wacinko syndrome in the Oglala Sioux varies from a nonclinical reaction to pathological degrees of anger, pouting, withdrawal, depression, psychomotor retardation, mutism, immobility, & even to suicide. Although indigenous practitioners recognize the syndrome as a distinctive disorder, it has not been described by non-Indian practitioners. The author presents a case report & suggests that most cases are diagnosable as reactive depressive illness.