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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004, pp. 86-89
Bioline Code: mj04011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004, pp. 86-89

 en CASE REPORT - Love Tragedy, She Wrote
Mohd Shah Mat Esa, Zahiruddin Othman, Mohd Jamil Yaacob

Abstract

A case of a 53-year old-single, Kelantanese lady with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for 28 years is reported with aims to illustrate the influence of life experiences particularly based on education and intelligent on delusion illustrate the evolving nature of the complexity of delusions as well as to show the importance of documentation in psychiatric practice. We concluded that this patient had used defense mechanism of suppression, reaction formation and persecution throughout her delusion. The final persecutory delusion evolved through series of transformation via object of admirations. We postulated that in-depth emotional insight about effects of schizophrenia might have contributed to her self-reflection that have made her frustrated with her poor achievement in life.

Keywords
suppression, reaction formation, persecution, delusion

 
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