Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusion of decadence


Definition: False belief that one’s physical, intellectual and/or working capabilities are being reduced gradually (Scharfetter1980).


ExplorationThe presence of delusion of decadence can be established by interviewing the patient.




Scharfetter C. General Psychopathology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1980, p. 167.


December 13, 2018