De-clerambault syndrome: the case report of a student and lecturer

  • IO Aina
  • E Uwadiae
  • AN Otakpor
  • KO Akhigbe


De-Clerambault syndrome is a condition whereby an individual believes that someone else usually of a higher social class and inaccessible is in love with him or her and unwilling to reveal it. Despite evidence to the contrary, the patient still holds unto the conviction. There are few cases of De-Clerambault syndrome1, making it worth reporting when seen. This case is reported because aside the fact that the illness is rare, it disrupted the affected student’s academics and constituted a nuisance to everyday life of the lecturer concerned. It also emphasizes the chronic nature of the illness and the need to employ the understanding and cooperation of all concerned so as to have possible resolution of the symptoms of the illness.

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