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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 266-269

Delusion of polygamy in proxy: An addition in delusional procreation syndrome

Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Narayana Manjunatha
Department of Psychiatry, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.86822

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The content of a delusion is of special interest to mental health professional and is still expanding. The concept of delusional procreation syndrome (DPS), containing delusions in all possible sequential steps in procreation, has been recently proposed. The authors report the case of a married woman harboring a delusion that her husband has been having 10 wives (ie, married once every year in last 10 years) and, as an extension to that, of having two children from each wife. The authors name this as "delusion of polygamy in proxy," and describe it as another dimension of DPS.



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