Two patients with moderately severe AD, when asked directly, could identify their own images in a mirror, but also consistently misidentified their own reflections as that of another person. Both patients were paranoid and mildy depressed at times, but had no evidence of other concurrent psychotic symptoms. It appeared that mood substantially modified the nature of the symptom and the patients' reaction to it over time. These cases illustrate the ability of an organic symsptom to be modified by a concurrent affective state, indicating the importance of the interaction between biological and psychological factors in the expression of such symptoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health