Witchcraft (Sorceries)

An act of employing sorcery (the use of power gained from the assistance or control of spirits), especially with malevolent intent, and the exercise of supernatural powers and alleged intercourse with the devil or a familiar. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Also Known As:
Sorceries; Sorcery
Networked: 106 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 4 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Therapy Context: Research Results


1. Hutubessy, Raymond: 2 articles (09/2013 - 12/2011)
2. Chaignat, Claire-Lise: 2 articles (09/2013 - 12/2011)
3. Schaetti, Christian: 2 articles (09/2013 - 12/2011)
4. Meli, Jean: 2 articles (08/2013 - 07/2004)
5. Takougang, Innocent: 2 articles (01/2013 - 07/2004)
6. Weiss, Mitchell G: 2 articles (01/2012 - 12/2011)
7. Mshana, G: 2 articles (02/2011 - 01/2008)
8. Walker, R: 2 articles (02/2011 - 01/2008)
9. Handler, J S: 2 articles (01/2009 - 12/2008)
10. Birbeck, Gretchen L: 2 articles (05/2007 - 09/2006)

Related Diseases

1. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
08/01/2006 - "The perceived weaknesses of the traditional healing system include harmful treatment regimens, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS; prolonging the seeking of appropriate health care when traditional remedies fail to produce the desired effect; destroying interpersonal relationships of people living with HIV/AIDS through witchcraft accusations; psychological torment caused by the belief that HIV/AIDS can be cured by traditional remedies/intervention; and increasing the workload of western practitioners who are requested by patients to conduct multiple HIV tests after undergoing various traditional treatment regimens to cure HIV/AIDS. "
01/01/2006 - "Many people in all villages reported belief in both a 'real' (natural) AIDS, which leads to certain death, and a similar illness caused by witchcraft, which can be cured using traditional medicine. "
04/01/2012 - "Membership of a religious organisation reduced the odds of believing AIDS origin conspiracy theories by more than a third, whereas serious psychological distress more than doubled it and belief in witchcraft tripled the odds among Africans. "
10/01/2011 - "The results show that men who believed AIDS can spread through witchcraft and other supernatural means were less likely to have used condoms at last sexual intercourse, controlling for other socioeconomic and cultural variables. "
10/01/2011 - "Using data from the 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey and applying random-effects logit models, we investigate whether the belief that AIDS can spread through witchcraft associates with the sexual decision making of never-married men and women. "
2. Infection
01/01/2006 - "These include perceived causes of the infection, for example witchcraft, that mitigate against an orthodox solution to TB and thereby affect perceived efficacy of DOTS. "
05/01/2015 - "Since the breaking up of witchcraft from medicine, there are still supplication applied in the treatment and prevention of diseases, including those of internal medicine, external medicine, women's and children's diseases, disease of the sense organs, and infections. "
01/01/1985 - "The major perceived causes of epilepsy reported were heredity, witchcraft, and brain damage, in that order, not infection. "
01/01/1994 - "Forty six pc (193 of 420, students attributed epilepsy to heredity, brain injury, brain infection and witchcraft in that order. "
11/01/1993 - "Of the respondents, 32.9% said they had never seen a seizure; 67.7% said they did not know the cause of epilepsy; 33.3% mentioned various causes including heredity, witchcraft, infection of the spinal cord, hernia; 40.6% believed epilepsy was infectious through physical contact, flatus, breath, excretions, sharing food; 36.8% believed epilepsy could not be cured and 17.1% believed it could not even be controlled; 45.3% believed epilepsy could be treated by traditional healers, and only 50.8% believed hospital drugs were of any use; and 62.7% of the respondents would not allow an epileptic child to go to school for various reasons, including mental subnormality (54.0%), fear of the child falling while alone (65.9%), and fear that the epileptic child would infect other children (11.2%). "
3. Epilepsy (Aura)
4. Seizures (Seizure)
5. Hernia (Hernias)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. iodonitrotetrazolium (INT)
2. Caustics

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Traditional Medicine (Folk Remedies)
2. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
3. Condoms (Condom)
4. Contraception (Birth Control)