Psychiatry pp 173-178 | Cite as

Evil in Women — “Delilah Syndrome” — A New Psychiatric Syndrome

  • Oscar R. Schmalzbach


This quotation from the Bible is used here as an introduction to a Psychiatric Syndrome which I would like to call the “Delilah Syndrome”. It is not unusual for biblical names and personalities to be used in modern psychiatry to describe a syndrome of a personality problem. Freud used mythology as well (i.e. Oedipus, Electra Complex, etc.).




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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar R. Schmalzbach
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  1. 1.Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences “Wyoming”SydneyAustralia

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