Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes presents an up-to-date definitive account of eleven unusual but important clinical disorders that have significant legal and social implications. For each syndrome the historical background and present day understanding are given and the worldwide literature is reviewed. Each account gives the principal features of the condition, its causation and underlying psychopathology, illustrative cases and notes on diagnosis and treatment. These syndromes include: De Clerambault's syndrome, associated with stalking; The Othello syndrome (morbid jealousy); Munchausen's syndrome (simulated but plausible illness) and possession states. The fourth edition of this classic and unique text has been fully updated to include the latest information regarding causation and treatment, and especially the significance of neurodiagnostic findings. In addition, forensic aspects are now highlighted. All psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and allied mental health workers will find this an essential volume for reference as well as a fascinating 'read'.