Is the Concept of Pseudoneurotic Schizophrenia Still Valid? A Case Series and Revisiting the Topic

Yassir Mahgoub, Navjot Brainch, Sanya Virani, Penchaya Atiwannapat, Souparno Mitra

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Abstract

We describe two cases to emphasize the importance of recognizing symptoms of psychosis underlying a constellation of neurotic symptoms, and to highlight the overlap and potential for misdiagnosis with personality and anxiety disorders. We also provide an overview of pseudoneurotic schizophrenia and familiarize readers about the challenges in making accurate diagnoses in light of this term used in the past. We refer to cases in the literature and point out the implications of this concept on diagnosis, management, and prognosis. Based on the management strategies deployed for the two cases described, we finally recommend that it is imperative to perform accurate and detailed assessments and take into consideration the evolution of the concept of pseudoneurotic schizophrenia to currently accepted DSM-V disorders, in order to effectively treat patients.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCureus
StatePublished - Mar 11 2019

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