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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 50 (2008) 10, 685 - 689

Case report

Paranoia and Asperger syndrome

E. Engels, G. Degraeve, C. Mertens

Paranoia in patients diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in adulthood is discussed and illustrated with the help of a case study. Impaired mentalisation, characteristic for Asperger disorder, influences the way an individual experiences life, making him more vulnerable for the development of delusional beliefs.

keywords Asperger syndrome, paranoid delusions, pervasive developmental disorder