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shahmohammadi , D, Ashgharzadeh Amin S, Ehsanmanesh M. Preliminary study of cultural contents of mentally disordered inpatient's delusions. IJPCP. 2001; 7 (1 and 2) :33-39
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1964-en.html

Psychiatrist Tehran Psychiatric Institute, 1, Jahan Alley, Taleghani Ave., Tehran, I.R. Iran.
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  Objectives : considering the importance of delusions in diagnosing of psychosis and the role of culture in the forming of delusions this study investigates the content of delusions among psychotic patients. Method: subjects were 250 psychotic patients (165 male, 85 female) who had been admitted to Shahid Esmaili Center during 1992 – 1996. 75% of them were aged 15 – 45, 106 of subjects were single and 104 of them were married. Research instrument was a questionnaire consisted of questions about type and content of delusions, hallucinations and demographic data. Data were analyzed through descriptive methods. Findings: this study indicated that persecutory delusions were the most prevalent type while grandiosity delusions stand at second rank. Conclusion: although the content of delusions across different cultures are more or less the same, different aspects of cultures, nations and religions have an influential role on the content of delusions.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/07/13

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