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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

Koro in an Industrial Setting


1 Consultant Psychiatrist and Head, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel City, Bihar- 827 004, India
2 Psychiatric Social Worker, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel City, Bihar- 827 004, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel City, Bihar- 827 004, India

Correspondence Address:
S M Agarwal
Consultant Psychiatrist and Head, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel City, Bihar- 827 004
India
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This case of classical koro in a 52 year old male describes three essential characteristics, i.e., acute exacerbation of chronic anxiety, fear of genital retraction and fear that the complete disappearance of the organ into the abdomen will result in death. Various etiological, developmental and personality factors in the genesis of anxiety have been discussed. The patient was treated with anxiolytics, antidepressants and dual sex therapy and was followed up for five years.



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