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dc.titleDe Clerambault syndrome and medical practitioners: medico legal implications.
dc.contributor.authorKok, L.P.
dc.contributor.authorCheang, M.
dc.contributor.authorChee, K.T.
dc.identifier.citationKok, L.P.,Cheang, M.,Chee, K.T. (1994-10). De Clerambault syndrome and medical practitioners: medico legal implications.. Singapore Medical Journal 35 (5) : 486-489. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractDe Clerambault's syndrome or erotomania is a condition in which a patient, usually a woman, develops a delusional belief that a man, usually older and of higher social status, is in love with her. This paper describes such cases where medical practitioners were involved. In a case where a doctor was brought to court, the judge stressed that because of the nature of the allegation, it was vital that there be corroborative evidence. When faced with such patients, a prudent doctor would ensure that a nurse be in attendance at all times, that notes be carefully kept and phone calls recorded. Other measures might be necessary, depending on the situation.
dc.contributor.departmentPSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleSingapore Medical Journal
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