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Psychosis associated with demonstrable brain disease

  • Anthony Feinstein (a1) and Maria A. Ron (a1)
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Sixty-five psychotic patients with unequivocal evidence of brain pathology and a variety of neurological disorders were assessed with respect to phenomenology and outcome. No relationship was found between site of brain pathology and type of psychotic disorder. A majority of patients had a syndrome indistinguishable from schizophrenia without coarse brain involvement and shared similar variables predicting outcome of psychosis, thus raising important issues concerning their nosological status.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr Anthony Feinstein, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG.
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Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0033-2917
  • EISSN: 1469-8978
  • URL: /core/journals/psychological-medicine
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