Assaulting the Psychiatrist : A Rare Case of Fregoli syndromeJournal: Bengal Journal of Psychiatry (Vol.19, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
Authors : Rajarshi Guha Thakurta; Sharmila Sarkar; Ashis Debnath; Sukhendu Mondal;
Page : 31-33
Keywords : Fregoli Syndrome; delusion; assault; psychiatrist;
Delusional misidentifications include the Capgras delusion, Fregoli delusion, the delusion of subjective doubles and other less common symptoms. A common cause of these non-specific psychopathological symptoms is the patients' denial of their identity or the belief that their identity or the identity of relatives has been altered. These delusional symptoms occur in the context of somatic and mental diseases, most frequently in schizophrenia and dementia. Fregoli syndrome (FS) is commonly associated with aggressive behaviour. We present a case of Fregoli syndrome leading to an assault to the treating psychiatrist.
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