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Causes Of Delusional Disorder
Delusional d/o: Is a condition characterized by nonbizarre delusions (false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence) involving situations that occur in real life (being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by spouse or lover, or having a disease) of at least 1 month’s duration. The individual can not have schizophrenia or other psychiatric condition causing the delusion. ...Read more
Hard to say...: ...given that we have very limited good data on the natural course of delusional disorder, which is characterized by delusions that are unaccompanied by other psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations. Most people suffering from the disorder have limited insight, do not seek psychiatric help, meaning scientific data is scarce. Antipsychotics can produce at least partial relief in many cases. ...Read more
See a psychiatrist.: The first thing to do is to find out if you really have a delusional disorder. If you do, it does not go away by itself if you don't know what is causing it. Consult a psychiatrist to be sure. ...Read more
Delusional disorder: Delusions are false beliefs that are firmly held despite evidence to the contrary, and not typical of the person's culture, faith, or family. They can be part of formal thought disorders (schizophrenia) but can also appear in people who function well except in the delusional area. In the latter case, the delusions are plausible rather than bizarre -- but are still false thoughts. Meds may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my delusional disorder be ruled out if I have a problem of high cortisol levels in my body i.E cushings syndrome?
Maybe: How do you know you have high cortisol levels in your body? If you have seen a doctor who has done tests to determine this, then it is important that they also attempt to determine why you have these high cortisol levels. Then it is important for you to be treated appropriately based on what they find. Your delusional disorder should then go away if it is the result of elevated cortisol. ...Read more
Both psychotic dxs: The criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia are more complex, generally including two or more "characteristic" symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, etc) as well as social/occupational dysfunction and other elements. A diagnosis of delusional disorder requires non-bizarre delusions (situations that occur in real life) and no significant functional impairment (among other requirements). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Obviously there are no guarantees but many mental conditions including the serious one that is mentioned can be put into remission and allow a patient to resume normal functioning. Frequently maintenance treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
I have uncontrollable anger accompanied with delusions about my spouse and oders doing bad things behind my back.Do I have delusional disorder?
Treatment : Hi. The way you describe your situation sounds like you are really unhappy with how things are going. There is help for the things you describe. Get a psychiatric evaluation, it should be one of your top priorities. Your life can go in many directions when you are 21, the fact that you are aware enough to ask for help suggests that you have the potential to have a fulfilling life. Best wishes. ...Read more
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