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Brain Fag Syndrome

Brain Fag Syndrome  

Peter O. Ebigbo, Chimezie Lekwas Elekwachi, and Felix Chukwunenyem Nweze

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0014
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
Brain fag syndrome is a form of psychological distress first identified in Nigerian students in the 1960s but reported more generally in the African diaspora. It consists of a variety of ... More
Dhat Syndrome

Dhat Syndrome  

Rocío Martín-Santos, Ricard Navinés, and Manuel Valdés

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0016
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
Dhat syndrome has been thought to occur primarily upon the Indian subcontinent, where cultural and religious beliefs view semen as one of the body’s most precious fluids. The ... More
Jerusalem Syndrome and Paris SyndromeTwo Extraordinary Disorders

Jerusalem Syndrome and Paris Syndrome: Two Extraordinary Disorders  

Eliezer Witztum and Moshe Kalian

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0015
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
The affinity of people to a specific and meaningful geographical area is a well-known human behavioral phenomenon. Some scholars labeled this complex mental relationship with a significant ... More
Ataques de Nervios

Ataques de Nervios  

Roberto Lewis-Fernández and Irene López

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0017
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
Ataque de nervios has been studied for half a century, and is one of the best assessed cultural concepts of distress. Ataques were initially studied in Puerto Rican, Dominican, ... More
Koro—A Genital Retraction Syndrome

Koro—A Genital Retraction Syndrome  

Petra Garlipp

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0012
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
Koro involves the spurious belief that certain body parts, such as the penis in men and the vulva in women, are retracting into the body. The origin of the word, “koro,” is connected to the ... More
Taijin Kyofusho

Taijin Kyofusho  

Brian A. Sharpless, Amy L. Balko, and Jessica Lynn Grom

in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190245887
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0013
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190245863
Disorder: 
Suicide
Anxiety in social situations presumably is found in every culture. However, there may be differences across cultures in the specific ways that this anxiety manifests itself and is ... More

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