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Incubus Syndrome: A Case Series and Review of Literature
Sexuality in Christian demonology - Wikipedia
Incubus syndrome, characterized by delusional belief in female patients of being sexually approached by an unforeseen person, is rarely described in literature and description has been limited to isolated case reports. We describe four patients with schizophrenia, who reported the phenomenon of incubus and responded well to treatment with antipsychotics. A review of literature yielded five reports describing six cases , most of which were described in the context of schizophrenia. The term incubus syndrome is used for a rare form of delusion in which patients harbor a delusion that they have been sexually approached by an unseen lover. The description of incubus syndrome is limited to few case reports. We describe four cases who presented with delusions amounting to incubus syndrome.
Unusual cases of succubus: A cultural phenomenon manifesting as part of psychopathology
Incubus , demon in male form that seeks to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women; the corresponding spirit in female form is called a succubus. In medieval Europe, union with an incubus was supposed by some to result in the birth of witches, demons, and deformed human offspring. The legendary magician Merlin was said to have been fathered by an incubus.
Succubus is also known as demon female lover who approaches males in their dreams to have sex. This is the phenomenon which is rarely described in psychiatric literature. It is more identified as a cultural belief in different religions. We report the two cases diagnosed with schizophrenia, who reported this rare phenomenon of succubus as part of their psychopathology and discuss the phenomenon of succubus. Succubus is understood as a Lilin-demon in female form or supernatural entity that appears in dreams to seduce men, usually through sexual activity.