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Revista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul

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CALIL, Luís Carlos  and  TERRA, João Ricardo. De Clèrambault's syndrome: second case study in Portuguese. Rev. psiquiatr. Rio Gd. Sul [online]. 2005, vol.27, n.1, pp.82-84. ISSN 0101-8108.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81082005000100010.

De Clèrambault's syndrome or erotomania is a condition in which a patient develops a delusional belief of being loved by someone belonging to a higher social status. The syndrome is classified as a delusional disorder. The present study describes the case of a 46-year old woman whose symptoms have persisted for 32 years. The focus of her delusional system is a medical practitioner.

Keywords : Clèrambault's syndrome; erotomania; psychosis; delusion; psychopathology; transference; doctor-patient relationship.

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