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Self Shooting of a Phantom Head

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

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

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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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