Delusion or obsession: Clinical dilemma

Gandhi, Priya and Muhammad Gadit, Amin A. (2012) Delusion or obsession: Clinical dilemma. BMC Research Notes, 5 (384). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1756-0500

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Background A 52-year old lady presented for admission with severe depression characterised by suicidal ideation and delusional belief. Case presentation Her treatment regime was reviewed and modified. The dilemma was whether she suffered from a psychotic depression with delusion or an obsessional disorder. She responded well to change of antipsychotic medication. Conclusions Her depression went in remission and her delusional belief decreased in intensity. She also gained reasonable insight into her problem. She is currently being followed up in the psychiatric outpatient clinic.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 615
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author’s Fund
Keywords: Delusion; obsession; psychosis; phenomenology
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of > Clinical Disciplines > Psychiatry
Date: 28 July 2012
Date Type: Publication

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