Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   FALL 2010 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (62); Page(s) 293 To 293.
 
Paper: 

RARE VARIANT OF LYCANTHROPY AND ECSTASY: CASE REPORT

 
Author(s):  KHERADMAND A.*, NASIRIAN M., BANAZADEH MAHANI N.
 
* KERMAN MEDICAL FACULTY AND NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER
 
Abstract: 

Lycanthropy is an unusual belief or delusion that one has been transformed into an animal. In rare cases, the patients believe that another person has been transformed into an animal. In this case report, a patient who had an uncommon variant of lycanthropy after one use of ecstasy drug is introduced. This shows uncommon and rare psychosis could be derived after ecstasy drug using especially in susceptible patients to schizophrenia. Ecstasy drug can induce paranoid psychosis similar to schizophrenia. It seems that the use of ecstasy had been crucial role in background susceptibility of this patient to schizophrenia.

 
Keyword(s): LYCANTHROPY, ECSTASY
 
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