Delusion, Delusional Disorder

Delusion, Delusional Disorder
   See French Chronic Delusional States (from 1909); Paranoia; Paraphrenia; Psychosis: Emergence; Schizophrenia: Emergence.

Edward Shorter. 2014.

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