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.
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Ferdiere characterizes paraphrenia as a primarily linguistic affliction that, while leaving the personality of the patient fundamentally unaltered, induces him to talk gibberish: "Les paraphrenes ont un delire extremement riche, fantastique, confabulant, mais qui, contrairement a ce qui se passe chez les paranoides, ne repond a aucune alteration de la personnalite profonde, de la memoire, du jugement, du raisonnement.