Psychiatric definition of "Koro" 
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 Psychiatric definition of "Koro"

Koro is a so called "culture bound syndrome" listed in the DIagnostic
Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders (DSM 4).  It is defined
as follows: A "fear that the {*filter*} will withdraw into the abdomen,
causing death. " It is mainly found in Asian countries, especially
in China. Koro is thought to have a psychogenic origin.
For more information, see Kaplan and Sadock:Synopsis of
Psychiatry, 7th Edition, page 494.

Sebastian



Tue, 21 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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