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Erotomania in Thai patients: a study of 20 cases.
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PMID:  9803084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study presented included 20 Thai erotomanic patients, 16 women and 4 men. The age at the onset of delusion ranged from 15 to 45 years with a median age of 23 years. The majority of the patients suffered from secondary erotomania, whereas, primary erotomania was diagnosed in three cases. Bipolar affective disorder represents the most common diagnosis associated with this delusion, followed by schizoaffective disorders. Two patients were sisters. The occurrence of intrafamilial cases is unusual and has not been reported previously. Most love objects are of the opposite gender. Only in one instance, was erotomania found in a lesbian context. Teachers and medical doctors are at increased risk for attracting individuals prone to erotomania.
D Kasantikul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-16     Completed Date:  1999-02-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  852-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Delusions* / ethnology,  psychology
Middle Aged
Psychotic Disorders* / ethnology,  psychology

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