TO THE PROBLEM OF THE “SHAMAN DISEASE”: SPECIAL ABILITIES OR MENTAL DISORDER?
Sodnompilova M. M.
Among frequent diseases, described by the peoples of Siberia in the documents of the 19th century there are different types of mental disorder. The “shaman disease” has a certain relation to mental disorders, social image of which was formed in the frame of cultural traditions of Siberian indigenous people. The article examines the origin of this mental disorder and its features.