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Indian J Med Sci. 1999 Apr;53(4):149-52.

An analysis of 60 cases of culture bound syndromes.

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Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi.


Of 60 cases of culture bound syndromes seen in psychiatry OPD, Dhat syndrome was most common (76.7%), followed by possession syndrome (13.3%). Depression by the most common associated psychiatric disorder. As the data on culture bound syndromes in Indian subcontinent is less, this study calls for careful evaluation of these patients psychologically to detect and treat the associated psychiatric comorbidity appropriately.

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