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The puzzling symptom of paranoia: a response

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Ranil Abeyasinghe

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Consultant Psychiatrist, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

In a clinical setting where early diagnosis and intervention is necessary, the reliability of paranoia as a manifestation of psychosis in a series of cases has come under justifiable scrutiny by the authors. However, in so doing, due consideration must be given to factors such as the significance that could be attached to retrospective diagnoses, adolescent prodromal conditions, the diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome and personality and cultural factors, making the task of the psychiatrist rather complex.

DOI: 10.4038/sljpsyc.v1i2.2573

SL J Psychiatry 2010; 1 (2):45-46

Keywords: paranoia 
How to Cite: Abeyasinghe, R., (2010). The puzzling symptom of paranoia: a response. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 1(2), pp.45–46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v1i2.2573
Published on 15 Dec 2010.
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