Delusion or obsession: Clinical dilemma Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: A 52-year old lady presented for admission with severe depression characterised by suicidal ideation and delusional belief. CASE PRESENTATION: Her treatment regime was reviewed and modified. The dilemma was whether she suffered from a psychotic depression with delusion or an obsessional disorder. She responded well to change of antipsychotic medication. CONCLUSIONS: Her depression went in remission and her delusional belief decreased in intensity. She also gained reasonable insight into her problem. She is currently being followed up in the psychiatric outpatient clinic.

publication date

  • December 2012