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dc.contributor.authorSinott, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorFranco, Ana Luiza [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorSchimidt, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorHiguchi, Cinthia Hiroko [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorde Araujo Filho, Gerardo Maria
dc.contributor.authorBressan, Rodrigo Affonseca [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorGadelha, Ary [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz, Bruno Bertolucci [UNIFESP]
dc.identifier.citationPsychosis-Psychological Social And Integrative Approaches. Abingdon, v. 8, n. 3, p. 270-276, 2016.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Bizarre delusions are a hallmark of schizophrenia. The symptom Unusual Thought Content (G9) of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (Kay, S.R., Flszbein, A., & Opfer, L.A. (1987). The positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 13, 261-276.) is defined as thinking characterized by strange, fantastic, or bizarre ideas, ranging from those which are remote or atypical to those which are distorted, illogical and patently absurd. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between symptom severity as assessed by PANSS component G9 and the delusional content communicated by the patient. Methods: We compared the G9 PANSS scores between patients with 2, 3, 4, and 5 types of delusions. After that, clinical and demographic variables were compared between patients with G9 4 (absent to moderate severity score) and patients with G9 5 (severe to extreme severity score). Result: Patients with more types of delusions tended to have higher G9 mean scores. Patients at first episode of psychosis (P = 0.033), and with early response to antipsychotic (P = 0.001) tended to present lower G9 scores. Conclusions: This finding suggests that the clinical notion of bizarreness is more associated with a chaotic diversity of delusional themes out of context than with a single systematized delusional core.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundacao Safra
dc.description.sponsorshipFundacao ABADS
dc.description.sponsorshipEli Lilly
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectbizarre delusionsen
dc.subjectschizophrenia diagnosisen
dc.subjectdelusional contenten
dc.titleWhat do bizarre delusions mean in schizophrenia?en
dc.description.affiliationHosp Clin Luzia de Pinho Melo SPDM, Mogi das Cruzes Sch Med FMUMC, Discipline Psychiat, Mogi Das Cruzes, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Schizophrenia Program Proesq, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationSao Jose do Rio Preto Sch Med FAMERP, Dept Psychiat & Med Psychol, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniv Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Schizophrenia Program Proesq, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
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