Hi-wa itck is a tradition concerning lovesickness mostly associated with the Mohave American Indians. This syndrome is associated with the separation of a loved one and the symptoms include insomnia, depression and loss of appetite and possibly suicide. Hi-wa itck was typically experienced by men, especially older men abandoned by their younger wives.
- "Glossary of culture bound syndromes".
- Devereux 95, 103
- Devereux, George. "Mohave Ethnopsychiatry and Suicide: The Psychiatric Knowledge and the Psychic Disturbances of an Indian Tribe, Issue 175." US Government Printing Office, 1961.
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