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Vampirism and schizophrenia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Brendan D Kelly
Jonathan Swift Clinic, St. James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Zainab Abood
St. Patrick's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
David Shanley
St. Patrick's Hospital, James's Street, Jonathan Swift Clinic, St. James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland


A case of schizophrenia with vampiric delusions is described. The relevant classical and contemporary literature is reviewed, both in relation to clinical vampirism and the relationship between vampirism and schizophrenia. In patients with vampiric delusions, the possibility of future vampiric behaviour should be considered, and appropriate treatment initiated.

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