DSM-IV-TR Casebook Diagnosis of "Boni Kinwi Seequit"
Psychiatric consultation was requested by a thoracic
surgeon for a 21-year-old Indian man from the Cuna tribe that inhabits
the San Blas Islands on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus of Panama. The
man had attempted to kill himself by shooting a bullet into his
chest. When he was seen, he was already recovering from his wounds
and was about to be discharged from the surgical ward.