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:: Volume 23, Issue 3 (10-2021) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2021, 23(3): 101-105 Back to browse issues page
Lycanthropy in Major Depression: A Case Report
Vahid Shahriyari1 , Yaghoub Vakili1 , Zohreh Keyvanlou Shahrestanaki * 2
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.
2- General Physician, Psychiatry Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran. , dr.z.keyvanlou@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4779 Views)
Lycanthropy is a delusive belief that the affected person or others transform into a wolf or other animals. Lycanthropy has been known for over 2000 years. This paper introduces a 51-year-old married woman who has had symptoms of depressive disorder for the past four years, following forced marriage and has recently been diagnosed with lycanthropic syndrome. The patient was diagnosed with depression along with lycanthropy symptoms (psychotic depression) and was treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants, and individual psychotherapy. Over a 16-weeks follow-up, her lycanthropy was reduced and symptoms of depression improved relatively.
Keywords: Lycanthropy , Major Depressive Disorder [MeSH], Delusional
Article ID: Vol23-46
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Psychiatry
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Shahriyari V, Vakili Y, Keyvanlou Shahrestanaki Z. Lycanthropy in Major Depression: A Case Report. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2021; 23 (3) :101-105
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