Lycanthropy as a culture-bound syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Lycanthropy is an unusual belief or delusion that one has been transformed into an animal, or behaviors or feelings suggestive of such a belief. We report a case of lycanthropic delusions of becoming a snake in a 47-year-old woman who suffered from a major depressive disorder with psychotic features. We also present a literature review of articles published… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.pra.0000410988.38723.a3

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