Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusion of the phantom lover


Definition: False belief about an unreal or non-existent person being profoundly in love with him or her (Bensonand Gorman 1996).


ExplorationThe presence of the delusion of the phantom lover can be established by interviewing the patient.




Benson FD, Gorman GD, Hallucinations and delusional thinking. In: Fogel BS, Schiffer RB, Rao SM, editors. Neuropsychiatry. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1996. pp, 307-23.


December 20, 2018