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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Delusion: Psychopathological Characteristics And Behavioral Dimensions In Clinical Samples [delírio: Características Psicopatológicas E Dimensões Comportamentais Em Amostras Clínicas]
Author: Dalgalarrondo P.
Dantas C.D.R.
Muller Banzato C.E.
Costa Pereira M.E.
Abstract: Delusion is certainly one of the most important and intriguing phenomena in psychopathology. Knowledge about its causal mechanisms and clinical consequences is still rather insufficient. Lately, emphasis has been laid upon the so-called dimensions of delusion (conviction, extension, bizarreness, disorganization, pression, affective response and action upon delusion). This study attempted to explore these dimensions, as well as the Jaspersian characteristics, in 24 highly delusional patients. Besides, delusional patients (n = 83) were compared to non-delusional ones (n = 111) in terms of demographic, clinical and cognitive variables. A better cognitive performance was found in the delusional group. The abnormal behavior linked to delusion correlated both to affective response and to the degree of conviction. Affective response to delusion and conviction were also associated to each other.
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Date Issue: 2003
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