Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Body malodor delusions


Definition: False beliefs that one’s body is emitting adisgusting smell that is offensive to others (Phillips, Gunderson, Gruber and Castle 2006).


ExplorationThe presence of body malodor delusions can be established by interviewing the patient.




Phillips KA, Gunderson C, Gruber U, Castle D. "Delusions of body malodour: the olfactory reference syndrome." In Brewer WJ, Castle D, Pantelis C, editors. Olfaction and the Brain.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2006. pp. 334–53.


November 1, 2018