Associate professor of Psychiatry (pending), Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Associate professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Clinical professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
(Received 27 September 1996; accepted 14 February 1997)
Delusions involving the antichrist concept have been occasionally reported. Some cases of the antichrist delusion have been associated with violent behavior. In this article we describe the case of a man who suffered from a chronic antichrist delusion and who also displayed repeated and serious violent behaviors. We also discuss the role of the antichrist delusion as well as other psychotic symptoms in the genesis of violence in the present case.
Paper ID: JFS14260J