Somatic Delusions in Schizophrenia and the Affective Psychoses

  title={Somatic Delusions in Schizophrenia and the Affective Psychoses},
  author={Iain McGilchrist and J. Cooper Cutting},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={350 - 361}
Background Delusions relating to the body, a ready source of information about the immediate experiences of psychotic patients, have not been systematically studied. We attempted an account of the phenomena, looking for differences between diagnostic groupings in the type and lateralisation of such phenomena, and for evidence of localisation. Method Somatic delusions elicited at interview with 550 Research Diagnostic Criteria-diagnosed psychotic patients were categorised according to content… 
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