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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-7

An investigation into a mass psychogenic illness at Burdwan, West Bengal.

Department of Psychiatry, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan

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O P Singh
Department of Psychiatry, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan

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This investigation of the outbreak of mass psychogenic illness during July 2007 at three schools in Burdwan was done to observe the description of the epidemic, identify its characteristics and to study any particular factor associated with the spread of illness. Relevant data were obtained from medical and school records. All concurrent factors were considered. All the incidents happened prior to the examinations. There have been differences in presentations and final diagnosis among the schools. Intense media coverage influenced the manifestations. Poor school performance was associated with recurrence of symptoms. So understanding the academic anxiety is important to prevent such outbreaks.

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