The Strange Case of the Disappearing Penis
- Koro-like symptom in a Non-Chinese Subject. Berrios, G.E.; Morley, S.J. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Sep84, Vol. 145, p331
The article discusses the occurrence of the symptoms of Koro in a non-Chinese subject. Koro is characterized by the shrinking of the penis and is usually accompanied by intense fear and by preventive maneuvers such as tying or clamping or grasping the penis. Early clinical descriptions...
- The Incredible Case of the Shrinking Penis: A Koro-Like Syndrome in an Person with Intellectually Disability. Faccini, Lino // Sexuality & Disability;Sep2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p173
The rare syndrome of Koro is presented in a case of an individual with intellectual disability (ID) and fixated pedophilia. No prior cases of Koro-like symptoms have been reported in an ID population. The Koro-like symptom of a disappearing penis developed when a male with fixated Pedophilia...
- Understanding Genital-Shrinking Epidemics in West Africa: Koro, Juju, or Mass Psychogenic Illness? Dzokoto, Vivian; Adams, Glenn // Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Mar2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p53
A small-scale epidemic of genital shrinking occurred in six West African nations between January 1997 and October 2003. This article presents a summary and analysis of 56 media reports of these cases. A clinical formulation of these cases considers a variety of explanations from theory and...
- Koroâ€”A Psychophysiological Dysfunction? Ovebode, F.; Jamieson, A.; Mullaney, J.; Davison, K. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Feb86, Vol. 148, p212
The article discusses the case of a 56 year-old man who meets the criteria for the Koro syndrome. It states that the Koro or Su-Yang is a clinical syndrome characterized by the shrinking of penis into the abdomen. To validate the authenticity of the patient's experience of penile shrinkage for...
- ANOTHER CASE OF KORO IN A BRITON. Cremona, Anne // British Journal of Psychiatry;Feb81, Vol. 138, p180
A letter to the editor is presented in response to several articles including "Koro in a Londoner," by K. Barrett in the 1978 issue of "Lancet," "Koro Pattern of Depersonalization in an American Schizophrenic Patient," by J. G. Edwards in the 1970 issue of "American Journal of Psychiatry" and...
- 'Koro' (Genital Retraction Syndrome): Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Fishbain, David A.; Barsky, Steve; Goldberg, Myron // American Journal of Psychotherapy;Jan1989, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p87
Describes Western patients suffering from 'koro,' or the belief or delusion of retraction of the penis into the abdomen. Original belief that Koro is a Chinese and Indonesian culture-bound syndrome; Psychotherapeutic treatment and outcome of the Western patients; Suggestion of a stepwise...
- Drug-induced koro in a non-Chinese man. Chen, Eric // British Journal of Psychiatry;May91, Vol. 158, p721
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article describing a case of koro involving an elderly non-Chinese patient suffering from post-stroke depression in the July 1990 issue.
- Koro in an Israeli Man. Kumar, H. V. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jan87, Vol. 150, p133
A letter to the editor is presented in response to a case report about the demarcation of Koro in Western Hemisphere.
- Koro and Capgraw Syndrome in a non-Chinese Subject. Hotopf, Matthew; Mullen, Richard // British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct92, Vol. 161, p577
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about the coexistence of koro and Capgras syndrome in a non-Chinese subject with a manic illness in the July 1992 issue.