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Lycanthropy and demonomania: some psychopathological issues

  • K. Koehler (a1), H. Ebel (a1) and D. Vartzopoulos (a1)


Modern reports on lycanthropy mainly concentrate on the content of patients' beliefs in being transformed into an animal. By contrast, an interest in the form of the symptomatology is usually minimal. This paper draws on Karl Jaspers' phenomenological views and focuses on some important albeit neglected psychopathological issues related to form which are relevant to any comprehensive consideration of lycanthropic phenomena.


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1Address for correspondence: Professor K. Koehler, University Psychiatric Clinic, Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25, 5300 Bonn 1, West Germany.


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Lycanthropy and demonomania: some psychopathological issues

  • K. Koehler (a1), H. Ebel (a1) and D. Vartzopoulos (a1)


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