Dialogues in Philosophy
Mental and Neuro Sciences

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences

The official journal of Crossing Dialogues
Volume 12, Issue 1 (June 2019)

Phenomenological distinctions between delusions in schizophrenia and the affective psychoses
Luis Madeira & John Cutting
The article addresses phenomenological differences between delusions in the three functional psychoses – schizophrenic, depressive and manic psychosis. We show that psychosis in Depression differs fundamentally from that of Schizophrenia in respect of their delusions, whilst, contrary to expectations, in Mania it resembles schizophrenics more than they do depressives.
Our deliberations incorporate the insights of most of the major 20th Century psychopathologists who have tackled the topic, are illustrated by actual delusions of subjects we have both encountered, and draw on philosophical apersus of the matter.
delusion, phenomenology, schizophrenia, depressive psychosis, mania
Dial Phil Ment Neuro Sci 2019; 12(1): 33-47
Received on March 24, 2019
Accepted on March 24, 2019
Firstly published online on June 30, 2019