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* psych 7
  cjay - 11/24/06 18:08
  During employment evaluations for the Board of Education, a psychiatrist is asked to evaluate a maintenance worker because of “odd behavior.” The patient is a 30-year-old man who has never been evaluated by a psychiatrist before. The patient’s “odd behavior” includes a style of dress that is mismatched and antiquated. During the evaluation he denies any paranoid ideation or mood symptoms. He does, however, admit that he devotes most of his spare time to the study of astrology and has experienced “vibrations” that he attributes to a “universal rhythm.” His thought process is completely organized and there is no indication that he has any poverty of thought content. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Brief reactive psychosis
B. Delusional disorder
C. Schizoid personality disorder
D. Schizophrenia, paranoid type
E. Schizotypal personality disorder
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* Re:psych 7
  malak - 11/24/06 18:11
  B. Delusional disorder ??/  
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* Re:psych 7
  zosima - 11/24/06 18:49
  E. clue - his thought is completely organized and no poverty of thought  
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* Re:psych 7
  cjay - 11/24/06 18:50
  rt (E)  
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