Lycanthropy in Depression: Two Case Reports

Rao, Kiran ; Gangadhar, B.N. ; Janakiramiah, N. (1999) Lycanthropy in Depression: Two Case Reports Psychopathology, 32 (4). pp. 169-172. ISSN 0254-4962

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Two cases of lycanthropy presenting as part of a depressive disorder are described. The patients responded favorably to pharmacotherapy. In both cases, a positive history of dog bite influenced the presentation of symptoms. The authors speculate whether the defense of identification with the aggressor was operative.

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