Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Little Known Syndromes in Psychiatry

Cicek Hocaoglu

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University


Frégoli syndrome Schizophrenia Capgras’ syndrome Misidentification Syndrome De Clerambault's Syndrome Mood Disorder Delusional Belief Cotard’s Syndrome Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Todd Syndrome Folie à Deux Neurocognitive Disorder

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Less known syndromes in psychiatry have been described in very early years. However, their place, clinical presentation, etiology and treatment in diagnosis classifications are still unknown. Frégoli syndrome, Capgras’ Syndrome, Cotard’s Syndrome, de Clerambault's syndrome, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and Folie à deux are the foremost less known syndromes in psychiatry. These syndromes can be seen during psychiatric disorders such as psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, delirium, dementia, and can be seen in neurological and neurosurgical diseases such as epilepsy, intracranial mass, stroke, and migraine. In other words, these syndromes are related to many medical, neurological and neurosurgical disciplines. These syndromes may sometimes appear as the first symptoms of mental or neurological disease and sometimes during the disease. The presence of these symptoms may indicate treatment resistance, negative response, and poor prognosis. Therefore, early diagnosis is important. Clinicians' recognition of these syndromes and treatment planning will positively affect the treatment of the patient and improve the quality of life of the patient.

In this book project, it is aimed to raise awareness with the results of current researches that may shed light on the less known syndromes in psychiatry. I believe that the book will be a resource to shed light on mental health professionals and other disciplinary employees.

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Date completed: November 13th 2019

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About the editor

Cicek Hocaoglu

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University

Cicek Hocaoglu earned her medical degree from Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in Bursa, Turkey. She received postgraduate training in psychiatry at the Medical School of Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. She is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Medical School in Rize, Turkey. She has many published national/international scientific articles, book chapters and papers presented in congresses. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, suicide, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and psychopharmacology are among her special interests.

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