A new and timely delusion: the complaint of having AIDS.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Delusions presented by patients with psychiatric disorders are often a combination of psychopathology and current events. The authors present three cases that document the delusion of having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in patients who were not members of high-risk groups but had psychiatric disorders. This clinical phenomenon raises psychodynamic issues as well as adds a new dimension to the controversy over AIDS testing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mahorney, SL; Cavenar, JO

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 145 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1130 - 1132

PubMed ID

  • 3414856

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3414856

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.145.9.1130


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States