Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7450
ZULETA GONZALEZ, Pablo. Genesis of Delusions in Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.35, n.2, pp. 232-241. ISSN 0034-7450.
Most patients developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after combat or very stressful events present all symptoms described in Criterion B3 of the DSM-IV, which includes different types of perceptual disturbances. There is no precise reference, however, as to secondary delusions as these are generally considered to be symptoms of a different illness and so the diagnosis of two different disorders is made, without taking into consideration the origin or evolution of these delusions. The objective of this paper is to describe the origin of delusions in patients with PTSD presenting with severe perceptual disturbances without these disturbances implying an associated diagnosis.
Palavras-chave : Post-Traumatic Stress disorders (PTSD); delirium.