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Chronic Hallucinatory Psychosis

  • Robert Hunter Steen (a1)
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For several years past my attention has been directed to a series of cases in which the principal symptom has been the presence of hallucinations.

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(2) As at the time I first saw this patient I was unacquainted with this variety of illness, I had considerable anxiety as to whether I should recommend that she should be sent to a mental hospital or not, more especially as the voice once said, “Kill yourself.” She had, however, either to remain at home or be certified—there was no other alternative—and I am now glad I stuck to my guns and kept her at home. What a case, however, for a psychiatric clinic! May these institutions soon come!

(3) Encéphale, vol. ii, 1911, p. 157.

(4) Untranslatable.

(5) This patient now complains that she hears “silent voices”—her own expression. Compare Case 3.

(6) Dementia Præcox, Kraepelin, translated by R. Mary Barclay, p. 276.

(7) This matter is discussed in considerable detail in a paper by Roxo on “Délire Systematisée Hallucinatoire Chronique,” read at the International Congress of Medicine in London, 1913, and published in the Transactions, section “Psychiatry,” Part II, p. 104.

(1) A paper read at the Quarterly Meeting of the Medico-Psychological Association on February 24th, 1920.

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