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The Pathogenesis of a Delusion

  • Henry Devine (a1)

The case which forms the subject of this paper presents no rare or unusual features, being of quite an ordinary type such as one may meet with every day. Its relative freedom from complexity is the feature which makes it especially suitable for analysis. The delusional formation was strictly localised and showed no tendency to spread into other fields, and but for the one morbid theme the patient could be regarded as normal. It is from the less complex forms of mental disturbance that one may hope to obtain the most insight into the development of abnormal mental processes, and it is for this reason that the case which I am about to bring to your notice has been chosen for consideration.

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The Pathogenesis of a Delusion

  • Henry Devine (a1)
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