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The description of primary delusions: confusion in standard texts and among clinicians

  • R. H. McAllister-Williams (a1)
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A review of standard texts used by trainees reveals a wealth of differences in the description of primary delusions. The views of 52 consultants and trainees were obtained regarding the various descriptions present in textbooks. This demonstrated a high degree of disagreement between clinicians as to which description most clearly matched their own view. A scheme for the classification and description of primary delusions is suggested.

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