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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 230-232

Reciprocal Paranoid pseudo-community in a patient with schizophrenia - A phenomenological case study

1 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Clinical Psychologist and Research Associate, Desousa Foundation, Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Avinash De Sousa
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DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_10_20

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Paranoid pseudocommunities may at times be a resistant and interesting symptom in patients with schizophrenia. A paranoid pseudocommunity is defined as an imaginary group of real persons or imagined persons believed in delusions to be conspiring against a paranoid individual. Herein, we report the case of a 61-year-old male with untreated schizophrenia for 36 years with auditory hallucinations constituting voices of twenty different people that were a part of a reciprocal paranoid pseudocommunity, and we explore the symptom phenomenologically and clinically.

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