Dangerous delusions of misidentification of the self

J Forensic Sci. 1995 Jul;40(4):570-3.


Delusions of misidentification of the self involve radical misidentification of physical and/or psychological aspects of the self. These delusions have received limited attention from a phenomenological as well as from a forensic psychiatric perspective. In this article we present a series of four cases of dangerous delusional misidentification of the self and discuss important factors that may contribute to their dangerousness.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Delusions / etiology
  • Delusions / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Identification, Psychological*
  • Male
  • Self Concept*