Wednesday, 11.12.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusion of the phantom lover

 

Definition: False belief about an unreal or non-existent person being profoundly in love with him or her (Bensonand Gorman 1996).

 

ExplorationThe presence of the delusion of the phantom lover can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Benson FD, Gorman GD, Hallucinations and delusional thinking. In: Fogel BS, Schiffer RB, Rao SM, editors. Neuropsychiatry. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1996. pp, 307-23.

 

December 20, 2018