Wednesday, 12.12.2018

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusions of being possessed

 

Definition: False beliefs of being possessed, e.g., by a demon (Haleand Pinninti1994).

 

ExplorationThe presence of delusions of being possessed can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Hale AS, Pinninti NR. Exorcism-resistant ghost possession treated with clopenthixol. Br J Psychiatry 1994; 165: 386-8.

 

September 6, 2018