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Vol. 22, No. 1, 1989
Issue release date: 1989
Section title: Paper
Psychopathology 1989;22:28–34
(DOI:10.1159/000284576)

Hallucinations and Delusions in 1,715 Patients with Unipolar and Bipolar Affective Disorders

Black D.W. · Nasrallah A.
Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Abstract

The prevalence of hallucinations and delusions was studied in 1,715 patients with unipolar or bipolar affective disorders hospitalized at a tertiary care facility. The authors found that the presence of psychotic features was significantly associated with diagnostic subtype. Bipolar manics were more likely than primary depressives, secondary depressives, and bipolar depressives to have hallucinations and/or delusions; primary depressives were significantly more likely than secondary depressives to have psychotic features. Among psychotic patients, bipolar manics were more likely than the other diagnostic groups to have delusions only and less likely to have hallucinations only. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 2/9/2010

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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