Delusional Misidentification Syndromes

@article{ArturoSilva1996DelusionalMS,
  title={Delusional Misidentification Syndromes},
  author={J. Arturo Silva and Gregory B. Leong and Alexander L. Miller},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={89-102}
}
SummaryDelusional misidentification syndromes (DMSs) involve the delusional mis-identification of the physical and/or psychological identity of the self or others. DMSs always exist in association with a specific mental disorder.The treatment of DMSs usually follows the treatment of the underlying mental disorder. From an aetiological standpoint, DMSs may be grouped as being associated with either a functional psychosis or a psychotic disorder secondary to a general medical condition… 
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