Chronic hallucinatory psychosis. A case report


  • I. Morán Sánchez Centro de Salud Mental Cartagena (Murcia)
  • A. de Concepción Salesa Hospital Psiquiátrico Román Alberca (Murcia)


Chronic hallucinatory psychosis, diagnosis, involuntary treatment


Chronic hallucinatory psychosis is a clinical picture described by Ballet in 1912. Together with paraphrenia and paranoia, it forms a part of the chronic delusions that describes the French nosology separately from schizophrenia. It is characterized by the presence of mental automatism, chronic hallucinations and secondary delusions. This is a fairly uncommon clinical picture in our setting and is often confused with other pictures. We report a case of a 52-yearold woman and we discuss various clinical and diagnostic issues related to the disturbance.



How to Cite

Morán Sánchez, I., and A. de Concepción Salesa. “Chronic Hallucinatory Psychosis. A Case Report”. Actas Españolas De Psiquiatría, vol. 38, no. 6, Nov. 2010, pp. 372-3,



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