Simulation of insanity: case report

East Afr Med J. 1996 Apr;73(4):278.


This is a case report of an accused who appeared before a High Court in Accra, Ghana and who has had no previous history of psychiatric illness and no family history. He was sent to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital "for observation and report." A diagnosis of feigned madness or stimulation of insanity was made purely on clinical grounds.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Forensic Psychiatry / methods
  • Ghana
  • Humans
  • Insanity Defense*
  • Male
  • Malingering / diagnosis*
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*