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).
Exploration: The 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