Delusional infestation. The interface of delusions and hallucinations

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1995 Jun;18(2):345-61.

Abstract

Delusional infestation represents a unique subtype of the delusional disorder category. This article presents the phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of delusional infestation. This article also reviews historical and theoretical attempts to distinguish tactile sensory phenomena as either hallucinations or delusions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delusions / classification
  • Delusions / diagnosis
  • Delusions / psychology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / classification
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / diagnosis
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / psychology*
  • Hallucinations / classification
  • Hallucinations / diagnosis
  • Hallucinations / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / classification
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology
  • Prognosis
  • Psychotic Disorders / classification
  • Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis
  • Psychotic Disorders / psychology