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Mini-Delusions

Patients suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse may experience "mini-delusions"--that is, recurring false beliefs that alter behavior and thinking--reported Dr. A. N. Browne-Mayers and a team of psychiatrists from the New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College.

In a series of about 50 addiction patients, mini-delusions were seen clearly at least five times. As an example, Dr. Browne-Mayers cited an alcoholism patient who complained that she had been taken off the debutante committee of the Junior League in her community. Investigation showed that she had never... Login to read more
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