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What is delusions of grandeur

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
I don't think.there: Is much difference. Delusions of grandieur is a term used by professionals to describe unrealistic imaginary abilities someone thinks they have; i.e.,... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Grandeur: Are false beliefs of one's own superiority or fame or unlimited powers.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 15 years experience
See below: From a hypomanic or manic episode, or from a psychotic break secondary to schizophrenia. Alternatively, overdose on recreational drugs could cause thi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: A delusion is a fixed false belief, held despite information to the contrary. If one is truly self-confident, there's no need for rigidly held attitu... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Narcissism, delusion: Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pariser
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Neurotic/psychotic: "grandiosity" refers to any sense of greatness. It exists on a continuum from healthy grandiosity in growing children through a sense of expansiveness... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Delusional grandeur: You already know the term delusions of grandeur, but this does not define the disorder it's part of. This symptom can be part of mania, schizoaffecti... Read More

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