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Grisi Siknis. Mystery mental illness afflicting girls in Nicaragua

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Published on Jan 23, 2019

On Nicaragua’s Caribbean seaboard, native girls are having fits of frenzy. The local Mizkitos call the unexplained syndrome, "Grisi Siknis" and blame the Devil.

RT correspondent, Julia Muriel Dominzain takes you to the luxuriant Mosquito Coast in search of answers to this mental health conundrum. RT introduces you to teenage sufferers, traditional healers and baffled doctors, so you can form your own opinion about the phenomenon known locally as, “crazy sickness”.

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