dhat

dhat2016-12-04T19:21:24+00:00

dhat 

ETHNOMEDICINE, PSYCHIATRY 

An Indian folk diagnosis premised on the belief that semen is equivalent to blood, and the discharge of semen from the body leads to physical weakness.

Clinical findings Anxiety, weakness, exhaustion, and hypochondriasis which may accompany discharge of semen in urine, nocturnal emission, or masturbation.

Management Cognitive behavioural therapy

Dhat derives from Sanskrit, elixir that constitutes the body.

Synonym Dhat syndrome

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhat_syndrome

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