Organic Delusions: Phenomenology, Anatomical Correlations, and Review

  title={Organic Delusions: Phenomenology, Anatomical Correlations, and Review},
  author={Jeffrey L. Cummings},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={184 - 197}
  • J. Cummings
  • Published 1 February 1985
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Summary Organic delusions are common, but have received little systematic study. Review of the literature reveals that they occur most commonly in toxicmetabolic processes and in disorders affecting the limbic system and basal ganglia. A prospective study of 20 consecutive patients with organic delusions revealed four general types of false beliefs: simple persecutory delusions, complex persecutory delusions, grandiose delusions, and those associated with specific neurological defects… 

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