Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130--134

Dhat syndrome: Evolution of concept, current understanding, and need of an integrated approach


Sujita Kumar Kar1, Siddharth Sarkar2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujita Kumar Kar
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh, India.
India

Dhat syndrome has often been construed as a culture-bound sexual neurosis of the Indian subcontinent. Symptoms similar to that of Dhat syndrome has been described in other cultures across different time periods. The present paper looks at the evolution of the concept of Dhat syndrome in India. The review also takes an overview of the current understanding of this syndrome in terms of nosological status as a distinct entity and its "culture-bound" status. The narrative finally attempts to discuss the integrated approach for the treatment of this disorder.


How to cite this article:
Kar SK, Sarkar S. Dhat syndrome: Evolution of concept, current understanding, and need of an integrated approach.J Hum Reprod Sci 2015;8:130-134


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Kar SK, Sarkar S. Dhat syndrome: Evolution of concept, current understanding, and need of an integrated approach. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Dec 1 ];8:130-134
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