Open Journal of Psychiatry

Volume 7, Issue 3 (July 2017)

ISSN Print: 2161-7325   ISSN Online: 2161-7333

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Koro-Like Symptoms Associated with Schizophrenia

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Koro syndrome is a culture-related psychiatric disorder which is endemic in South-East Asia and is characterised by the sudden development of fear that one’s penis is shrinking into the abdomen and may result in death. A number of cases with Koro-like symptoms have been reported among Caucasians in association with a variety of neuropsychiatric pathology. This case report describes a case of Koro-like symptoms associated with schizophrenia in a 66 years old male European living in a Western Country.

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El-Badri, S. and Leathart, A. (2017) Koro-Like Symptoms Associated with Schizophrenia. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 7, 213-219. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2017.73019.

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