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Letter to the Editor

Olanzapine for the Treatment of Monosymptomatic Hypochondriacal Psychosis

Robert G. Fawcett

Published: February 1, 2002

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: The syndrome of monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis is a form of DSM-IV delusional disorder, somatic subtype, characterized by a delusional belief that one is afflicted with a medical disorder or defect. The delusional symptoms are circumscribed. Such patients often present to dermatologists with delusions of parasitosis.

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