The misidentification of Clerambault's and Kandinsky-Clerambault's syndromes

V. Lerner, A. Kaptsan, E. Witztum

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

9 Scopus citations


Eponymic terms or eponyms are labels describing phenomena that reflect the name(s) of the person(s) who first described the phenomena. Using a similar term to describe different forms of pathology leads to a muddle. In this paper, we describe "Clerambault's syndrome" and "Kandinsky-Clerambault's syndrome" and discuss and clarify the confusion surrounding these different syndromes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Clerambault's syndrome
  • Eponyms
  • Erotomania
  • Kandisky-Clerambault's syndrome
  • Mental automatism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


Dive into the research topics of 'The misidentification of Clerambault's and Kandinsky-Clerambault's syndromes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this