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Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis

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A 30 year old person thinks that his wife and boss have an affaire, he also thinks that his friend is also involved in this and he provides them with technological support. Otherwise he is normal.



A Persistent delusion disorder

B Schizophrenia Schizophrenia & Other Psychosis

C Paranoid personality disorder

D Acute and transient psychotic disorder

Ans. A Persistent delusion disorder

a. In persistent delusional disorder, the person is usually having a single non-Bizzare delusion and other than everything is intact.

b. The personality, the coagulation the behaviour other than that belief is totally normal and personality is well preserved.

c. In schizophrenia, there is multiple delusion & hallucinations, detoriation in personality and other abnormal behaviour.

d. As in this case other than belief of life having an affair everything else is intact so the answer is persistent delusional disorder.

* NB - As per DSM V - Even the single Bizarre delusion would also be called as Persistent Delusional Disorder.

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