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what is delusions

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Stimulus: Hallucination is a false perception while an illusion is a misperceptions of a real stimulus--hearing voices with no stimulus is a hallucination misin ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Delusions: One explanation is excess Dopamine in your brain. Another is analytic theory where thoughts & feelings are projected & experienced as coming from the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Liebler
28 years experience in Critical Care
Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be hard to treat: Anti-psychotic medication (neuroleptics) can decrease delusional thinking over time, although delusions are often more treatment-resistant than other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: In addition to delusional disorder snd schizophrenia, possibilities include neurodegenerative disorders or other disorders of the central nervous s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Delusions: Coping with delusions can be difficult, because the person exhibiting them most oftendoes not consider them a problem. After all, they are fixed fals ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Delusion : Types can include jealous, grandeur, erotomanic, somatic, paranoid/persecution, religious, referential, control, nihilistic, .
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, one can have: more than one delusion at a time. The lack of clarity between objective reality and our version of it can invade our attitude toward life. Try to ch ... Read More

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