Objective. Diagnostic difficulties are discussed in a patient initially treatedfor suspected schizophrenia, but finally diagnosed with PTSD.
Case. A male patient aged 29, after a car crash, treated in the past few years on the outpatient basis for suspected schizophrenia. During his hospitalisation PTSD was eventually recognised and his treatment was altered accordingly.
Commentary. Pre-morbidfactors superimposed on circumstances of the symptoms onset, the course of the disorder, and response to treatment may sometimes make the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia and PTSD difficult.