Mathews Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health

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Previous Issues Volume 4, Issue 1 - 2019

An unusual Case of Autoscopic Hallucination: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Aseem Mehra1, Sandeep Grover2, Manoj Kumar3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Institute, India.

2Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Institute, India.

3Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Institute, India.

Corresponding Author: Aseem Mehra, Assistant professor Department of Psychiatry Nehru Hospital, Cobalt Block 3rd Floor, Dept. of Psychiatry PGIMER, Chandigarh India.

Received Date: May 13, 2019

Published Date: Jul 4, 2019

 

ABSTRACT:

Autoscopic hallucination is an interesting phenomenon since the past many years but has not been reported much in a clinical setting. It is a psychic visual hallucination in which a person experienced a part or whole body in the external space. It has been reported in various organic conditions and specifically in the male gender. However, it has rarely been reported in the case of primary psychiatric illness. Here we are reporting a female patient presenting with the autoscopic hallucination presented with Schizophrenia. A Psychiatrist should be familiar with this kind of unique phenomenology.

 

Keywords: Autoscopic; Hallucination; Schizophrenia.


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