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Volume 11, suplement 1

Problemy diagnostyczne

Borderline psychopathological syndromes – diagnostic difficulties in the course of schizophrenia. Case report

IZABELA NIEDŹWIEDZKA1, KRZYSZTOF TYCZYŃSKI1, ALEKSANDRA KÜHN-DYMECKA1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 1 (14), 45-50
Keywords: schizophrenia, differential diagnosis, case report
Abstract

The paper presents a long and difficult diagnostic process in a young man whose hospitalization was preceded by a 3-year period of social dysfunction. During hospitalisation the patient remained for a long time in poor contact and social withdrawal. Symptoms observed were varying and atypical. It is only after several months of treatment that the patient manifested psychotic symptoms very rarely seen in clinical practice, and paranoid schizophrenia could be diagnosed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Izabela Niedźwiedzim,
I Klinika Psychiat1yczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
ul. Sobieskiego 9,
02-957 Warszawa,
e-mail: niedzw@ipin.edu.pl