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Monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis treated with paroxetine: a case report

  • J Justin Brophy (a1)


A case of Monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis responding to paroxetine is described. Conventional treatments had failed.



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Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0790-9667
  • EISSN: 2051-6967
  • URL: /core/journals/irish-journal-of-psychological-medicine
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