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).
Exploration: The presence of delusion of decadence can be established by interviewing the patient.
Scharfetter C. General Psychopathology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1980, p. 167.
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