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the patient is suffering from lycanthropy in which a patient believes he or she is, or has transformed into, an animal and behaves accordingly.a differential diagnosis- i will include hypertrichosis (or warewolf syndrome) but i dont think this is a psychiatric disorder.
Ya...its Lycanthropy...a symptom complex/delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal(werewolves shown in movies)Features include-Delusions of werewolf transformation underextreme stress.Reference to obsessive need to frequent graveyards andwoods.Primitive expression of aggressive and sexual urges in theform of bestiality.Preoccupation with religious phenomenology, includingfeeling victimized by the evil eye.differentialdiagnosis for lycanthropy-1) schizophrenia2) organic brain syndrome with psychosis3) psychotic depressive reaction4) hysterical neurosis of the dissociative type5) manic-depressive psychosis6)psychomotor epilepsy
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