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Volume 7, suplement 2

Diagnostyka

Atypical recurrences of depression episodes with pregnancy delusions: a case study

Janusz Perzyński1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 2(7), 75-76
Keywords: atypical depressions, pregnancy delusions, diagnostics, case study

Abstract

A case of a female patient aged 62, suffering from recurrent depression in the past 12 years is presented. The first two episodes resembling the picture of neurosis were followed by the next two in the form of major depression. Further three relapses had an atypical clinical pattern, with predominating delusions of pregnancy, disappearing after antidepressant treatment. The last of the observed episodes of the patient's illness was again a fully developed depressive syndrome, without pregnancy delusions.

Address for correspondence:
Prof Janusz Perzyński,
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii AM,
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20-442 Lublin