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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Dementia in Elderly: Gently. There is little to do but listen, be patient, and not react. As the elderly go farther and farther away from reality due to their silent min ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Delusions: It is best to consult with a neurologist to rule out organicity of any kind. If results are negative then consult with a mental health clinician who s ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Actually more common than grandiose delusions. Part of depression syndrome when patients feel worthless. Body dysmorphic disorder can also have this s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho answered
16 years experience Clinical Psychology
Speak to someone you: Can trust or a doctor. Although some delusions are seemly more bizarre than the others, a doctor's goal is to understand your experience within those ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
Impossible: Delusions, by definition, cannot be self-identified or self-diagnosed. If you realize it is a false belief, it is not a delusion. If you really have a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Delusions: Psychotic symptoms involve a loss of touch with reality. Patients with psychosis have an impaired reality sense/experience, meaning that what they see ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
58 years experience Neurology
Neuropsychiatry: Delusion: is a false belief that is maintained even though it is contradicted by reasoning. It is a psychiatric disorder. For example if i think I am ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
19 years experience Child Psychiatry
Schizophrenia: could be one of several psychotic disorder but most likely schizophrenia - unless you are actively abusing drugs. what you are describing is a psychia ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Grandeur: Are false beliefs of one's own superiority or fame or unlimited powers.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Grandeur: Delusions of grandeur can appear in several kinds of illnesses, such as bipolar disorder in a manic episode, schizoaffective disorder, and some schizo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Interesting query...: Guys, in general, are not grounded in reality the way gals are. Tend to be more narcissistic, dream about flying, being the richest or most powerful ... Read More
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