Late paraphrenia, a revisited diagnosis: case report and literature review.

Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2017 09 1;45(5):248-55. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Clinic of Psychiatry of Local Healthcare Unit of Matosinhos, Portugal.

September 2017
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