Walter Heinrichs, Guy Roux, and Muriel Laharie have recently revived Kris's psychoanalytic approach, forwarding diagnoses of schizophrenia and paraphrenia
, a related psychotic condition, as explanatory models.
Psychopathological mechanism of "delusional mission" (7 cases, 3.9%) was observed in patients with schizophrenia; the clinical picture of these patients revealed symptoms of hallucinatory paraphrenia
. Delusional experiences, shaped by auditory pseudohallucination and served as motivation for suicidal behavior, often had religious motive.
"We used to call it late paraphrenia
.' That never caught on beyond the U.K.
Psychotic states arising in late life (late paraphrenia
) psychopathology and nosology.
Dementia praecox and paraphrenia
. Robertson GM, ed.
Emil Kraepelin, Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia
(Bristol, England, 2002), p.