Pathological jealousy, also known as morbid jealousy, Othello syndrome or delusional jealousy, is a psychological disorder in which a person is preoccupied with the thought that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful without having any real proof, along with socially unacceptable or abnormal behaviour
Wiki Number: PW125
Diagnosis: Morbid or Pathological Jealousy
Symptoms: thinking a partner is unfaithful with no proof, but carrying jealous actions. Shakespeare’s “Othello” kills his wife in a jealous rage.
Progression: thoughts become obsessive; believe the partner is taking sexual stimulants or unfaithful during (his) own sleep, older men –
Causes: Triggered by sexual infidelity in men; emotional infidelity in women. Muslim “honor killings” of family are not mentioned.
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- Homicides committed by delusional patients in the early 20th and 21st centuries: A study conducted in a French secure unitby Eloïse Provoost on October 11, 2021
Homicides committed by delusional patients are the object of a rich scientific literature, which puts the risk of such acts occurring into perspective when analyzing the offenders' sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. However, few articles detail the themes and mechanisms underlying those patients' delusions. To help bridge that gap, the authors conducted this retrospective descriptive study, including two samples of delusional homicidal patients, one from near present day and one from...
- An atypical case of corticobasal syndrome with psychotic depression and delusional jealousyby Ekin Sönmez Güngör on September 30, 2021
Corticobasal syndrome (CBS) is one of the Parkinson-plus disorders. While initially defined as a movement disorder rather than cognition, it is now known that CBS is related to various psychiatric symptoms. We describe a patient clinically diagnosed with CBS whose initial presentation was psychiatric and rather atypical. His clinical picture included psychotic depression and delusional jealousy. Misdiagnosing these syndromes may delay the initiation of the treatment and worsen the patients'...
- First-Episode Psychosis With Delusional Jealousy During SARS-CoV-2 Infection: COVID-19 Secondary Psychosis or a Trigger for a Primary Psychotic Disorder?by Núria F Santos on September 30, 2021
- A qualitative study on factors associated with intimate partner violence in Colombiaby Shirley Evelyn Lennon on September 29, 2021
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a human rights violation and a serious global public health problem. This study investigated factors associated with IPV in female survivors in Colombia. Four focus group discussions with female survivors of IPV and 15 key informant interviews with professionals from psychological, social and legal services and community leaders were conducted in Cali and Tuluá. Participant recruitment was via purposive sampling. Transcripts were analysed manually taking a...