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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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ESCOBAR M, Enrique  and  BARRA C, Bernardo. Evolution of a case of paraphrenized schizophrenia or fantastic and systematezed paraphrenia. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.2, pp.177-181. ISSN 0717-9227.

This case treats about an unmarried 57 years old man, who I know since 1972 after a first germ episode ofhomosexual panic, auditive hallucinations and badly modulated affectivity. Diagnosis was Paranoid Schizophrenia and was treated with TEC, Tioridazina, and subsequently with comprehensive and directive psychotherapy. The patient accepted his homosexualism that he practices promiscuously with thieves and exploiters, one of which he threw down from his apartment causing his death, an incident for which he was declared inimputable. He developed a two-being feeling, the patient and a woman that he name "siameses". She procures him gays. He disguises as a woman and is surprised that no one seems interested in him. In 1976 he began a vivency based on the existence of a Principate of Bahía Naranjo, the biggest country on Earth. This Principate, founded in 1460, is a monarchy with an emperor and a chronicler (the patient), who writes about the daily life of the country. The patient has allotted the first author the task of keeping untouched his chronicles in the library of the Psychiatric Institute in Santiago in order that in 100 years the psychiatrists discover his illness thruth. The patient presents no alteration of thinking, do not use neologisms, though presents a double orientation. Based on these traits the treating psychiatrist has postulated a Personality Disorder and a Paraphrenized Schizophrenia or a Fantastic and Systematized Paraphrenia. He badly tolerates neuroleptics and presently takes300 mgs of Chlorpromazine; no Atypical Antipsychotics have been used so far because of economic reasons. Although he receives a pensioning from the Army, he misspends his money and does not accept taking other kinds of medicines.

Keywords : Paraphrenized Schizophrenica; Paraphrenia.

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