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

An Epidemic of DQJhin - JhiniDQ - A Strange Contagious Psychogenic Disorder in a Village in West Bengal


DN Nandi1, Gauranga Banerjee2, H Saha1, Biswajit Sen1, Anuj Bhattacharjee3 
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
India

An epidemic psychogenic disorder called DQJhin-Jhini, which broke out in a village in West Bengal, is described. Tlie social anthropological perspective is explored.


How to cite this article:
Nandi D N, Banerjee G, Saha H, Sen B, Bhattacharjee A. An Epidemic of "Jhin - Jhini" - A Strange Contagious Psychogenic Disorder in a Village in West Bengal.Indian J Psychiatry 1992;34:366-369


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Nandi D N, Banerjee G, Saha H, Sen B, Bhattacharjee A. An Epidemic of "Jhin - Jhini" - A Strange Contagious Psychogenic Disorder in a Village in West Bengal. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1992 [cited 2021 Aug 3 ];34:366-369
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