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Delusional misidentification syndrome and criminal acting out: A case report of maternal filicide
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  • Hanen BEN AMMAR,
  • Ghada Hamdi,
  • Lina Brahmi,
  • Yomn Naceur,
  • Emira Khelifa,
  • Rania Felhi,
  • Leila Mnif
Hanen BEN AMMAR
University of Tunis El Manar
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Ghada Hamdi
University of Tunis El Manar
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Lina Brahmi
Université de Tunis El Manar
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Yomn Naceur
Université de Tunis El Manar
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Emira Khelifa
Université de Tunis El Manar
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Rania Felhi
Université de Tunis El Manar
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Leila Mnif
Université de Tunis El Manar
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Abstract

We report the case of a woman with schizoaffective disorder, killing her child under the effect of an impulse motivated by Capgras syndrome in a strange crime scene including evisceration and enucleation. This case help to better understand the association between misidentification syndromes and homicide and to promote preventive measures.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

07 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
08 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
08 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Apr 20211st Revision Received
28 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
28 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
28 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 May 2021Editorial Decision: Accept