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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


CORRAL MARQUEZ, Rosana  and  TABARES SEISDEDOS, Rafael. A Psychopathological approach to "Don Quixote" (following the present psychiatric nosology). Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2003, n.85, pp.27-57. ISSN 2340-2733.

Psychopathology of Don Quixote is analysed and previous studies about the character are reviewed, from the medical as from the literary point of view. Seen from the current nososlogy perspective, Don Quixote would fullfil criteria for a Delusional Disorder and this is argumented on the base of the delusion’s genesis, synthomatology and delusion’s formal treats. Furthermore, the diagnose of Shared Psychotic Disorder is proposed for the main characters (Don Quixote and Sancho).

Keywords : Psychopatology; Don Quixote; Delusional Disorder; Shared Psychotic Disorder.

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