A Case of Koro

April 6, 2017

“Doctor, my penis is shrinking into my body! I’m afraid it will kill me,” my 23-year-old patient complained one afternoon. Originally, he’d consulted me only about his work performance anxiety. After giving him psychotherapy for eight months, I knew that this computer technician agonized about his penis being too small. He believed he was totally inadequate. Throughout the thirty years I’ve practiced psychiatry, I’ve encountered many men obsessed with the size of their penises, but…

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