Pontius syndrome

Pontius syndrome

Limbic psychotic trigger reaction Forensic psychiatry A transient neuropsychiatric state in which a previously normal person, often a social loner, 'snaps' and commits unpremeditated and remorseless acts of extreme violence–eg, homicide and mass murder Clinical Episode may be preceded by hallucinations or déjà vu, and accompanied by nausea, tachycardia, incontinence, delusions of grandeur
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