Delusional hermaphroditism: a rare variant of delusional misidentification syndrome

Psychopathology. 2002 Jan-Feb;35(1):52-4. doi: 10.1159/000056216.


Since the historical contribution of Capgras and Reboul-Lachaux, several researchers began exploring various dimensions of the fascinating phenomena of delusional misidentification syndromes. Recently, Mulholland and O'Hara have reported a new variant of delusional misidentification syndromes named 'delusional hermaphroditism'. In this study, we report another case of this rare entity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Disorders of Sex Development / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Identification, Psychological
  • Male
  • Perception
  • Religion
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid