The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between personality, trait affectivity, and severity of delusions in patients with delusional disorder (DD). Thirty-Two outpatients affected by DD were administered the Structured Interview for DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders (SIDP-IV), the Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and the Psychotic Symptom Rating Scale (PSYRATS). We analyzed the prevalence of personality disorder in our sample of patients with DD and studied the correlations between the severity of delusions and the different affective variables. Finally, we obtained a multivariate explanatory model of the severity of the delusions. The severity of delusions was directly associated with "grandiose fantasy"item of narcissistic personality and inversely related with the feelings of shame, fear, and guilt. In the multivariate model, the feeling of shame was the only independent variable capable of accounting for the severity of delusions that, in DD patients, would lie on an affective core of shame.

The Affective Core of Delusional Disorder / Pellegrini, R.; Munoz Negro, J. E.; Ottoni, R.; Cervilla, J. A.; Tonna, M.. - In: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0254-4962. - 55:3-4(2022), pp. 244-250. [10.1159/000522344]

The Affective Core of Delusional Disorder

Pellegrini R.;Ottoni R.;Tonna M.
2022-01-01

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between personality, trait affectivity, and severity of delusions in patients with delusional disorder (DD). Thirty-Two outpatients affected by DD were administered the Structured Interview for DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders (SIDP-IV), the Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and the Psychotic Symptom Rating Scale (PSYRATS). We analyzed the prevalence of personality disorder in our sample of patients with DD and studied the correlations between the severity of delusions and the different affective variables. Finally, we obtained a multivariate explanatory model of the severity of the delusions. The severity of delusions was directly associated with "grandiose fantasy"item of narcissistic personality and inversely related with the feelings of shame, fear, and guilt. In the multivariate model, the feeling of shame was the only independent variable capable of accounting for the severity of delusions that, in DD patients, would lie on an affective core of shame.
The Affective Core of Delusional Disorder / Pellegrini, R.; Munoz Negro, J. E.; Ottoni, R.; Cervilla, J. A.; Tonna, M.. - In: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0254-4962. - 55:3-4(2022), pp. 244-250. [10.1159/000522344]
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