CHANGE OF NAME BY A PSYCHOTIC PATIENT: IS IT MANIFESTATION OF A PSYCHOPATHOLOGY MISSED UNTIL NOW?

  • Usama Bin Zubair Liasion Psychiatry Conolly Hospital, Dublin Ireland
  • Eugene G Breen Mater University Hospital Ireland,
  • Muhammad Shahbaz Shoaib Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan,
  • Hamza Bin Zubair Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Change of name, Psychopathology, Psychosis

Abstract

We present a case of a 24-year-old woman who changed her name 3 years after the diagnosis of schizophrenia. She had recurrent thoughts of changing her name for over a year and described her feelings as terrible as if captured in a dark room. She also had obsessional thoughts regarding God talking to her, body image and size. Low self-esteem was a constant feature. The psychopathology of her name changing seemed to be meshed between normal desire, obsessional fixation, overvalued ideas of its benefit, and psychotic thought processes.

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Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Zubair, U., Breen, E., Shoaib, M., & Zubair, H. (2022). CHANGE OF NAME BY A PSYCHOTIC PATIENT: IS IT MANIFESTATION OF A PSYCHOPATHOLOGY MISSED UNTIL NOW?. PAFMJ, 71(6), 2259-61. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i6.6973
Section
Case Reports