J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 73:211-212 doi:10.1136/jnnp.73.2.211-c
  • Book review

Uncommon psychiatric syndromes, 4th edn

Edited by M David Enoch and Hadrian N Ball (Pp 260, £25.00). Published by Arnold Publishers, London, 2001. ISBN 0-340-76388-4

This is the fourth edition of a book first published in 1967, which at that time was what can only be referred to as a classic. Then, David Enoch’s coauthor was the late Bill Trethowan, whose own descriptive thrills formed an essential part of the original text.

The syndromes described here, of Capgras, De Clerambault, Othello, Ganser, Munchausen, Gilles de la …