paraphrenia


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paraphrenia

A well-organized system of paranoid delusions affecting elderly people. The personality is relatively unaffected and there is little in the way of mood disorder. Hallucinations may or may not be present. Many psychiatrists, notably in the USA, make no distinction between paraphrenia and late-onset paranoid SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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