Nonsensory hallucinations or obsessive symptoms?: a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in a psychotic patient.
ABSTRACT The study of this particular case provided the opportunity to discuss both diagnostic and therapeutic issues raised, concerning not only the evaluation and diagnostic classification of complex and fluctuating symptoms-including abnormal thought content (obsessions or delusional ideas) accompanied by auditory hallucinations that evolved at a later stage during the process of the disorder-but also the response of such symptoms to the various medications applied. Differential diagnosis should include obsessive-compulsive disorder, unipolar schizoaffective disorder, and tardive Tourette's syndrome. Questions raised concerning the beneficial or worsening effect of specific medications applied with regard to the prominent psychopathology during the course of the disorder as well as the optimal treatment for such a case are also discussed.
American Journal of Psychiatry 11/1980; 137(10):1267-9. · 13.56 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Although obsessive-compulsive symptoms are not considered primary features, they are prevalent, independent of psychosis, and substantially modify clinical characteristics, course, treatment and prognosis of schizophrenia. The authors highlight the clinical significance of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia, provide diagnostic criteria for "schizo-obsessive" patients and address future directions for research.Comprehensive psychiatry 10/2011; 53(5):480-3. DOI:10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.08.009 · 2.26 Impact Factor
Medical history 07/2011; 55(3):383-8. DOI:10.1017/S0025727300005445 · 0.56 Impact Factor