Stendhal syndrome: a case of cultural overload
- 1Institute of Psychiatry, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, De Crespigny Park Road, London SE17 3RX, UK
- 2Institute of Psychiatry, Division of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, PO 63, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park Road, London SE5 8AF, UK
- 3Trinity College Dublin, Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Neuroscience, St Patrick’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin, Ireland
- Published 20 February 2009
An elderly artist developed a transient paranoid psychosis when on a cultural tour of Florence, a city of particular emotional significance to him. He has since had several milder relapses that quickly settle.
Competing interests: none.
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