Acting on Delusions. I: Prevalence

  title={Acting on Delusions. I: Prevalence},
  author={Simon Wessely and Alec Buchanan and Alison Reed and J. Cooper Cutting and B. S. Everitt and Philippa A. Garety and Pamela J. Taylor},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={69 - 76}
Associations between delusions and abnormal behaviour were retrospectively assessed in a sample of 83 consecutively admitted deluded subjects. All were interviewed about events in the previous month using a new measure of delusional phenomenology and action. For 59 subjects this information was supplemented by informant interviews. Clinical consensus was reached concerning the probability that actions reported by informants were linked to delusions. Half of the sample reported that they had… 

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