Staff Psychologist, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Arturo Silva, J
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
(Received 16 November 1992; accepted 22 January 1993)
Delusional misidentification syndromes have intrigued this century's psychiatric researchers. More recently, the dangerousness posed by individuals suffering from these syndromes has been a subject of scientific inquiry. A series of five individuals suffering from delusional misidentification syndromes was studied from a phenomenologic and neuropsychologic perspective. Using this information, a hypothesis involving the psychobiological contributions to the dangerousness of delusional misidentification can be generated. This may further our understanding of the dangerousness posed by psychotic individuals.
Paper ID: JFS13487J