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The autoscopic phenomenon: case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7296467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents the case report of a 28-year-old man with a rare form of autoscopy. His appearance when he was admitted suggested the possibility of "flash back," due to his long history of abuse of psychotomimetic amphetamines and LSD. The complete psychiatric history and evaluation made it clear that the diagnosis should be that of schizophrenia. He was described as a solitary, withdrawn person, who had lost drive and was emotionally blunted. He often experienced feelings of unreality and appeared to be almost continually deluded and hallucinated. His main delusions were centered on the phenomenon of "autoscopy." The uniqueness of this case is the patient's delusion of watching himself on a television screen acting as one of the "stars."
A A Salama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0706-7437     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-20     Completed Date:  1982-01-20     Revised Date:  2007-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904187     Medline TA:  Can J Psychiatry     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hallucinations / diagnosis*,  etiology
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*,  etiology
Substance-Related Disorders / complications

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