Devaki Syndrome: A culture-bound psychological reaction in Indian Hindu women in response to repeated pregnancy loss?

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2015) Devaki Syndrome: A culture-bound psychological reaction in Indian Hindu women in response to repeated pregnancy loss? Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 13. pp. 13-15. ISSN 1876-2018

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Abstract

Depression and anxiety are observed in pregnant women with previous foetal loss due to spontaneous abortions. Culture has important influence on the expression of psychopathology. We report two Hindu women during second trimester of pregnancy with symptoms of depression and anxiety along with identification with a mythological figure – Devaki, with extreme preoccupations with child Krishna and expecting a male child, which precipitated after a series of unfortunate foetal losses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression; anxiety; culture;fFoetal loss; abortions.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 11:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142771

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