Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Separate Disorders or Unusual Presentations of Existing DSM-IV Categories?

@article{Atta2006DelusionalMS,
  title={Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Separate Disorders or Unusual Presentations of Existing DSM-IV Categories?},
  author={Kamil Atta and Nicholas Forlenza and Mariusz Gujski and Seema Hashmi and George Isaac},
  journal={Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={56-61}
}
During the past 80 years, delusional misidentification syndromes (DMS), especially the Fregoli and Capgras syndromes, have posed challenges to mental health professionals due to a lack of comprehensive understanding of the syndromes and a lack of effective treatment. An issue that remains to be unresolved is whether DMS (either in its pure form or as embedded symptoms of other diagnoses) can be accommodated in the present Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition… CONTINUE READING