Sunday, 23 May 2010

Koro

Disappearing trick (Mind Hacks)
* "Koro is the unfounded fear that the genitals are retracting into the body or have disappeared. It is usually classified by Western psychiatry as a 'culture bound syndrome' as it typically appears Asian or African cultures in various forms but an article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine notes that it has shown up in most cultures at one time or another."
* PubMed link - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17727356

No comments: