Journal Published Online: 01 November 1997
Volume 42, Issue 6

Violent Behaviors Associated with the Antichrist Delusion



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.

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Silva, JA
Psychiatric Research Unit, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Leong, GB
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Columbus, OH
Weinstock, R
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medicine Center, Los Angeles, CA
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14260J