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Self Shooting of a Phantom Head

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

David Ames*
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Clinical Sciences Block, Victoria 3050, Australia


Medical journals are enlivened by case reports of bizarre and unusual syndromes. Although somatic delusions are relatively common in schizophrenia, reports of hallucinations and delusions of bicephaly are rare. For a patient to attempt to remove a perceived second head by shooting and to survive the experience for more than two years may well be unique, and merits presentation.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1984 

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