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Case Reports in Psychiatry - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 8652524, 2 pages -

Case Report

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, 100 E. Lehigh Ave, Suite 305B, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 42 E. Laurel Rd No. 1800, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Justin Faden

Received 23 December 2016; Accepted 26 February 2017; Published 7 March 2017

Academic Editor: Toshiya Inada

Copyright © 2017 Justin Faden et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Erotomania is an uncommon form of delusional disorder in which an individual has an unfounded belief that another is in love with him. Previous case reports have shown that social media networks may play a role in worsening delusional beliefs. We report the case of a 24-year-old male college student that utilized social media to stalk a female college student, resulting in his suspension from school and hospitalization. The student was diagnosed with delusional disorder, erotomanic type, and started on risperidone. He showed little improvement and was transferred to another facility. This is the first identified case of social media triggering or exacerbating delusional disorder. We recommend increasing education on the ramifications of sharing personal information on social media.

Autor: Justin Faden, Jonathan Levin, Ronak Mistry, and Jessica Wang



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