Unipolar Depression in Paroxysmal Schizophrenia

Alexander S. Bobrov, Oksana N. Chuyurova

Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Continuing Education; Irkutsk, Russian Federation

*Corresponding author:  Prof. Alexander S. Bobrov, PhD, ScD. Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Continuing Education. Irkutsk, Russian Federation. E-mail: bobrov_irkutsk@rambler.ru

Published: December 25, 2013


Based on the current study, the clinical characteristics of unipolar depression in the clinical picture of schizophrenia with the paroxysmal type of disease course are presented. Given the concomitant depression with phobic symptoms, the following clinical variants are marked: depression with generalized social phobia and/or anthropophobia and depression with generalized pathological body sensations and hypochondriacal phobias. In other words, we are talking about a necessity to allocate a special type of schizophrenia with affective structure episodes and comorbid neurosis-like symptoms. Information on the basic treatment strategy of schizophrenia with depressive structure episodes and comorbid neurosis-like symptoms in everyday psychiatric practice is also provided.

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