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Delusional Memories: First-Rank Symptoms?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Alec Buchanan*
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Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5, and Honorary Senior Registrar, Maudsley Hospital

Abstract

Delusional memories have an established place in psychiatric phenomenology and use of the term extends to its inclusion in the Present State Examination (Wing et al, 1974). Not all writers have used the term, however, and present definitions are inconsistent. This paper attempts to clarify the significance of delusional memories for a diagnosis of schizophrenia according to Schneiderian criteria.

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Copyright © 1991 The Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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