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    Chronic hallucinatory psychosis, bouffée délirante, and the classification of psychosis in French psychiatry.

    Authors

    Chabrol H 

    Source

    Curr Psychiatry Rep 2003 Jul; 5(3) :187-91.

    Abstract

    The conflict between French nosology and international classifications is mainly linked to the French concepts of chronic hallucinatory psychosis and bouffée délirante. However, these discrepancies are now largely reduced by the evolution of the recent versions of international classifications. The term chronic hallucinatory psychosis is used to describe a chronic hallucinatory and delusional disorder that differs from paranoid schizophrenia in the absence of formal thought disorder and intellectual impairment. This concept appears to be quite similar to paranoid schizophrenia as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Disease (ICD). However, the recent statement that deficit and nondeficit schizophrenia are separate diseases rediscovered French distinctions between chronic hallucinatory psychosis and schizophrenia. The term bouffée délirante describes an acute nonaffective and nonschizophrenic psychotic disorder, which is largely similar to DSM-III-R and DSM-IV brief psychotic and schizophreniform disorders, and was taken up in ICD-10 under the name acute polymorphic psychotic disorder.

    Mesh

    Chronic Disease
    Cross-Cultural Comparison
    Delusions
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    France
    Hallucinations
    Humans
    International Classification of Diseases
    Psychotic Disorders
    Schizophrenia, Paranoid

    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study Journal Article Review

    PubMed ID

    12773270

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