Eponymous Psychiatric Syndromes
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Othello Syndrome

Patients hold the delusional belief that their partner is cheating on them. Affects males more than females. They may be threatening towards their partner and stalk or have them followed.

Cotard’s Syndrome

In this delusional disorder, patients believe that parts of their own body are dead or decaying. Typically associated with severe depression and suicidal tendency.

Capgras Syndrome

Patients hold the delusional beleif that a friend or relative (often their partner) has been replaced by an exact double.

De Cleram​bault’s syndrome

Classically effects women. Patients believe that another individual (often a celebrity) is deeply in love with them, and is incapable of living without them.


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Dr Tom Leach MBChB DCH EMCert(ACEM) FRACGP currently works as a GP and an Emergency Department CMO in Australia. He is also a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University, and is studying for a Masters of Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2011, Tom completed his Foundation Training at Bolton Royal Hospital, before moving to Australia in 2013. He started almostadoctor whilst a third year medical student in 2009. Read full bio

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