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What causes ?delusions?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Delusions: One explanation is excess Dopamine in your brain. Another is analytic theory where thoughts & feelings are projected & experienced as coming from the other person (freud & other analysts).

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What diseases could cause delusions?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Many: In addition to delusional disorder snd schizophrenia, possibilities include neurodegenerative disorders or other disorders of the central nervous system (such as seizures or tumors), vascular diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, medication effects, substance use and some toxins.

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