n South African Psychiatry Review - Psychotic symptoms in post traumatic stress disorder : a case illustration and literature review : case report
|Article Title||Psychotic symptoms in post traumatic stress disorder : a case illustration and literature review : case report|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Psychiatry Review|
|Author||Adekola O. Alao, Laura Leso, Mantosh J. Dewan and Erika B. Johnson|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||21 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Delusions, Hallucinations, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Psychosis, PTSD and Trauma|
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition being increasingly recognized. The diagnosis is based on the re-experiencing of a traumatic event. There have been reports of the presence of psychotic symptoms in some cases of PTSD. This may represent increased severity or a different diagnostic clinical entity. It has also been suggested that psychotic symptoms may be over-represented in the Hispanic population. In this manuscript, we describe a case to illustrate this relationship and we review the current literature on the relationship of psychotic symptoms among PTSD patients. The implications regarding diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis are discussed.
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