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A Bibliometric Analysis of Dhat Syndrome

Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
Department of Psychiatry, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh
Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 605006, India
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Academic Editor: Paolo Girardi
Received: 14 September 2021 / Revised: 14 October 2021 / Accepted: 15 October 2021 / Published: 19 October 2021
Dhat syndrome is a culture-bound syndrome, mostly prevailed in South East Asia that has been systematically defined approximately six decades ago. Assessment of the published literature would help to identify the research density as well as the gaps. We aim to do a bibliometric analysis of published global scientific literature on dhat syndrome. The Scopus database was systematically searched by using the keywords “Dhat syndrome”, “Semen loss syndrome”, “Semen loss anxiety” from inception to 11th August 2021. A total of 89 articles on dhat syndrome were found in the Scopus database. Most of the articles were from India and were published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry and Asian Journal of Psychiatry. The majority (>58%) of research on dhat syndrome was published in the last decade. The PGIMER (Chandigarh), AIIMS (New Delhi) & KGMU (Lucknow) are the leading institutes in dhat syndrome research. The year 2004 had the highest number of total citations (n = 135), while the year 1975 had the highest number of citations per article (60 citations per article). This bibliometric review identified that despite dhat syndrome is a common condition in the South East Asian countries, research on the condition is limited. View Full-Text
Keywords: Dhat syndrome; culture-bound syndrome; bibliometric analysis Dhat syndrome; culture-bound syndrome; bibliometric analysis
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Kar, S.K.; Arafat, S.M.Y.; Menon, V. A Bibliometric Analysis of Dhat Syndrome. Psychiatry Int. 2021, 2, 379-385.

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Kar SK, Arafat SMY, Menon V. A Bibliometric Analysis of Dhat Syndrome. Psychiatry International. 2021; 2(4):379-385.

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Kar, Sujita K., S. M.Y. Arafat, and Vikas Menon. 2021. "A Bibliometric Analysis of Dhat Syndrome" Psychiatry International 2, no. 4: 379-385.

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