Holes: A Case of Body Delusion

  • Henry Kellerman

An elderly man of 80 was committed to a city hospital facility for observation. He presented with “bizarre behavior,” and a variety of symptoms including depression, and body delusion. He was quite erudite, and was a published poet. As his day-job, he had been gainfully employed in the needle trades while continuing to publish his poems in various periodicals. At the time of the recent onset of his symptoms he was still at the same job he had held for decades. All in all, the patient was a robust octogenarian whose full complement of symptoms included depression, impotence, body delusion, and complaints of a continuously queasy stomach.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Kellerman
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  1. 1.Postgraduate Center for Mental HealthNew YorkUSA

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