Dangerous Delusions of Misidentification of the Self

    Volume 40, Issue 4 (July 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Leong, GB
    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, California

    Penny, G
    Resident in Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,

    Silva, JA
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

    Weinstock, R
    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, California

    (Received 14 October 1994; accepted 16 December 1994)

    Abstract

    Delusions of misidentification of the self involve radical misidentification of physical and/or psychological aspects of the self. These delusions have received limited attention from a phenomenological as well as from a forensic psychiatric perspective. In this article we present a series of four cases of dangerous delusional misidentification of the self and discuss important factors that may contribute to their dangerousness.


    Paper ID: JFS13827J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13827J

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    Title Dangerous Delusions of Misidentification of the Self
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