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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-100

Incubus syndrome in late-onset schizophrenia


Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jgmh.jgmh_21_19

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The term “incubus syndrome” is proposed to describe patients suffering from the delusion that they have been sexually approached at night by an unseen lover. This phenomenon has been rarely described in patients with schizophrenia. However, it is rarely been described in elderly patients with late-onset schizophrenia. In this report, we present a patient with late-onset schizophrenia, who had a phenomenon of incubus syndrome, in addition to other psychopathology.


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