Wednesday, 21.08.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Delusion of the doppelganger

 

Definition: False belief about having one’s body occupied by another identical person (Benson and Gorman 1996).

 

Exploration: The presence of the delusion of the doppelganger can be established during the interview with the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Benson FD, Gorman GD. Hallucinations and delusional thinking. In Fogel BS, Schiffer RB, Rao SM, editors. Neuropsychiatry. Baltimore: Williams & Williams; 1996. p.  316.

 

April 4, 2019