Othello syndrome


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O·thel·lo syn·drome

a delusional belief in the infidelity of one's spouse.
[Othello, Shakespearean character]
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A delusion of spousal infidelity, a form of psychotic paranoia that is primary or, more commonly, a symptom of organic ‘psychopathies’—senile dementia, boxer encephalopathy, alcoholism
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Othello syndrome

Erotic jealousy, alcoholic paranoia Psychiatry A delusion of spousal infidelity, a form of psychotic paranoia that is primary or more commonly, a symptom of organic 'psychopathies'–senile dementia, boxer encephalopathy, alcoholism
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Othello,

one of Shakespeare's characters.
Othello syndrome - delusions of infidelity of one's sexual partner; onset usually in 4th decade of life; may be a feature of depressive psychosis, epilepsy, or alcoholism. Synonym(s): erotic jealousy
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Othello syndrome occurs most frequently with neurological disorders, and the delusions appear to be associated with dysfunction of the frontal lobes, especially in the right frontal lobe where lesions have been reported more frequently than in the left.
[sup][6] Othello syndrome secondary to right orbitofrontal lobe excision and right orbitofrontal lobe cavernous sinus hemorrhage has been reported.
Othello syndrome in Parkinson disease patients without dementia.
"Actors sometimes have what is called the Othello Syndrome, which is where they get so caught up in their roles that they take the character offstage or home with them.
"The Othello Syndrome: A Study in the Psychopathology of Sexual Jealousy" The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 122 (1955): 367-74.