Delusional disorder mixed and unspecified subtypes

There is little to be added regarding these categories. When delusional disorder was defined in DSM-IIIR, the emphasis was on single predominant delusional themes such as those that have been described. In DSM-IV it is accepted that more than one theme can exist side by side so that, provided that the form of the illness is that of delusional disorder, it is acceptable that the delusional system may combine themes of, for example, hypochondriasis and persecution, persecution and grandiosity, erotomania and jealousy, etc.

The unspecified type is a residual category and again the illness must have the form of a delusional disorder, but the delusional content is one other than those specifically listed. No systematized data exist on either the mixed or the unspecified subtypes.

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