The belief in the capacity of human metamorphosis into animal form has been recorded in many cultures. Apart from historic description of lycanthropy, there have been 24 cases described in the medical literature over the past 20 years. MEDLINE and PsychLIT literature searches were conducted. There was a preponderance of male patients. The type of animal that the patients changed into were wolves, dogs, cats, tigers, gerbils, rabbits and birds, several factors have been involved in precipitating the condition. Lycanthropy delusion is one of the dangerous delusions which could lead from aggression up to murder.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1999|
- Reverse Intermetamorphosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health