Ramadan fasting triggering koro-like symptoms during acute alcohol withdrawal: A case report from Oman

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Abstract

This article describes a case of koro-like symptoms from Oman associated with alcohol withdrawal and illustrates how the socio-cultural practices of Ramadan-fasting affected the patterning and timing of presentation of severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The patient was severely distressed by the delusion that his penis had been amputated. The acute anxiety involving this delusion appears to be conceptually and phenomenologically similar to koro.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-704
Number of pages10
JournalTranscultural Psychiatry
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Castration anxiety
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Islam
  • Koro
  • Oman
  • Ramadan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health(social science)

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Ramadan fasting triggering koro-like symptoms during acute alcohol withdrawal : A case report from Oman. / Al-Sinawi, Hamed; Al-Adawi, Samir; Al-Guenedi, Amr.

In: Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2008, p. 695-704.

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