DSM-IV-TR Casebook Diagnosis of "Evil Spirits and Funeral
Cars" | Follow-Up
A 28-year-old woman from Surinam, South America
(Dutch Guiana), now living in Amsterdam, is referred to a psychiatrist.
Her social worker and her family doctor are worried because she
sees funeral cars everywhere and says she wants to commit suicide.
Moreover, sometimes she suddenly starts to tremble violently, her
eyeballs roll upward, her arms and hands twist, and she utters strange
words and no longer understands Dutch. After 5 minutes she regains
consciousness, and it is possible to get in contact with her. She
does not remember anything that happens during these attacks, but
behaves as if she has undergone an exhausting experience.