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|Journal Name||ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)|
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A CASE REPORT OF DHAT AND KORO: A DOUBLE JEOPARDYAuthor(s): Gurvinder S. Kalra*, Aniket Bansod**, Nilesh B. Shah***
Objective: Culture-bound syndrome is a term used to describe syndromes unique to certain cultures. We need to understand the origins of cognitions related to these syndromes.
Methods: We present the case report of a patient with dhat syndrome and koro with no other psychiatric disorder.
Results: The cognitions related to these two distinct culture-bound syndromes in our patient seem to have their origins from different sources. While those related to dhat anxiety are peer-group induced, the one related to koro-like symptoms seem to have been affirmed by an alternative medical practitioner.
Conclusion: Mental health professionals dealing with patients having culture-bound syndromes need to get to the core of origin of various cognitions and beliefs that such patients bring into the consultation rooms.