Mystical Delusions Leading to Criminal Acts

Sinan Çaya

Abstract


Some forms of paraphrenia involve hallucinations of a mystical nature, whereby an inner voice would issue irresistible commands, which the patient would invariably execute. In certain given situations, such commands may be linked to real criminal acts including murder of specifically depicted individuals. Literature of Behavioral Sciences registers a number of such cases, which are all interesting to study from a scientific viewpoint.


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Mystical; Religious, Pious; Delusion; Crime

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/6458

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