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[Comparison of the diagnostic assessment of schizophrenia from the positions of Soviet and French psychiatry (with a clinical illustration)].

[Article in Russian]


The report contains a detailed description of one clinical observation with a delusional psychoses. Besides that a clinical analysis, made by psychiatrists from Prof. Pichot (France) clinic and at the Institute of Psychiatry of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR is given. The Fench psychiatrists diagnosed this case as a chronic hallucinatory delusion with a mystical content. The diagnosis made at the Institute of Psychiatry AMS USSR was schizophrenia, with a clinical manifestation in old age. The course of the disorder was an intermediate one between attack-like progressive (shift-like) and continuous paranoid. The qualification of the case is given with a wide discussion concerning the diagnostical approaches in French psychiatry.

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