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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 366-369

An Epidemic of "Jhin - Jhini" - A Strange Contagious Psychogenic Disorder in a Village in West Bengal

1 Consultant Psychiatrist, Girindrasckhar Clinic, Calcutta, India
2 Professor, Psychiatrist Unit, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta, India
3 M.O.-in-charge, Amdanga Primary Health Centre, 24-Paraganas (North), India

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D N Nandi
Consultant Psychiatrist, Girindrasckhar Clinic, Calcutta
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An epidemic psychogenic disorder called "Jhin-Jhini, which broke out in a village in West Bengal, is described. Tlie social anthropological perspective is explored.



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