Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusions of ruin


Definition: False beliefs about terrible things that are going to happen to the patient, their families or people close to them (World Health Organization 1994).


ExplorationThe presence of delusions of ruin can be established by interviewing the patient.



World Health Organization. SCAN. Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry. Version 2.0. Geneva: American Psychiatric Press; 1994, p. 156.


December 27, 2018