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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Delusions Of Grandeur

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Want explanation of "delusions of grandeur"?

Want explanation of "delusions of grandeur"?

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 to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more

Delusions Of Grandeur (Definition)

Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type of Schizophrenia. It can also be referred to as Megalomania. It includes feelings of superiority and may have dangerous consequences as in people like Jim Jones and Hitler who use their delusional ideas to influence people ...Read more


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What are "delusions of grandeur"?

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Grandeur: Are false beliefs of one's own superiority or fame or unlimited powers. ...Read more

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What could cause delusions of grandeur?

What could cause delusions of grandeur?

Grandeur: Delusions of grandeur can appear in several kinds of illnesses, such as bipolar disorder in a manic episode, schizoaffective disorder, and some schizophrenics. In the latter it might be more about technological expertise and influencing the world, etc than expanded mood. ...Read more

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Are delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder?

Are delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder?

Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs that do not budge even when confronted with contradicting information. So, these show lack of reality contact -- a cardinal sign of mental disorder. ...Read more

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What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

What are the causes of schizophrenia or schitzoaffective disorder?

Some causes: Genetics due play a role, but in a small percentage. Environmental factors may be involved, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and psychosocial factors. Another cause is an imbalance in the brain involving the neurotransmitters Dopamine and glutamate, and possibly others play a role in schizophrenia. More research is needed - still a lot of unknowns. ...Read more

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What are some of the stranger manifestations of depression?

What are some of the stranger manifestations of depression?

Depression : Depression in males often manifests as anger, risky behavior and impulsivity. Women are more visible when struggling with depression. Best. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug use and so on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paranoia disorder?

What are the symptoms of paranoia disorder?

FEAR: Paranoia is an irrational or delusional perception "fear" of the feelings and intentions of others. Someone who is paranoid misinterprets every thing around them to come to the conclusion that someone or something is going to harm them in some way. ...Read more

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Are dreams of grandiosity symptomatic of bipolar disorder?

Are dreams of grandiosity symptomatic of bipolar disorder?

When awake.: Grandiosity is one symptom of bipolar disorder that would usually occur in with a hypomania or manic state. ...Read more

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What causes guys to have delusions of grandeur?

What causes guys to have delusions of grandeur?

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 around, have a higher self esteem (without justification) than women. When the delusions become large and guy cannot differentiate between thoughts and reality, delusions become part of psychosis (like hitler and many dictators). Testosterone, hmmmmm. ...Read more

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What are the psychological causes of masochism?

What are the psychological causes of masochism?

Masochism: "masochism" has many meanings, from a self-defeating way of behaving with others, to a sexual perversion. Van der kolk speaks of compulsion to repeat a trauma, in people who have been violated or brutalized. The original trauma doesn't always have to be physical, but can be acted out that way. It can be a way of connecting with others, through suffering. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2664732. ...Read more

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Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

Is lack of conscience one of the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

It is not: Aspies don't understand other people or why their odd behavior often provokes such bad reactions. By contrast, a sociopath is indifferent to the feelings of others and may get pleasure from making others unhappy. Aspies are educable and often grateful -- a treated aspie looks back with regret ; is often eager to do good for others. You can't reach a sociopath. ...Read more

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Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Yes: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic signs of depression. Of course, worthlessness does not automatically mean a person has severe depression. This would need to be evaluated in a professional setting. ...Read more

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Can psychosis cause confusion of the personality?

Yes: If someone has a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia, the personality can be disordered also. Psychosis, or a loss of touch with reality, can cause a sufferer to feel confused when unable to distinguish reality from fantasy, false beliefs (delusions) or hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not really there). ...Read more

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What are the causes of schizophrenia?

What are the causes of schizophrenia?

We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part i of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before?These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

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Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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What could cause delusions of grandeur?

Grandeur: Delusions of grandeur can appear in several kinds of illnesses, such as bipolar disorder in a manic episode, schizoaffective disorder, and some schizophrenics. In the latter it might be more about technological expertise and influencing the world, etc than expanded mood. ...Read more

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What causes guys to have delusions of grandeur?

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 around, have a higher self esteem (without justification) than women. When the delusions become large and guy cannot differentiate between thoughts and reality, delusions become part of psychosis (like hitler and many dictators). Testosterone, hmmmmm. ...Read more

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What are "delusions of grandeur"?

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Grandeur: Are false beliefs of one's own superiority or fame or unlimited powers. ...Read more

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Want explanation of "delusions of grandeur"?

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 to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more

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If self confident do I suffer from delusions of grandeur ?

If self confident do I suffer from delusions of grandeur ?

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 attitudes about one's greatness or grandeur. Authentic self confidence involves positive but realistic self-views; even when one doesn't accomplish desired goals, there is still overall faith in -- and acceptance of -- one's self and abilities. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delusions of grandeur?

Narcissism, delusion: Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type of Schizophrenia. It can also be referred to as Megalomania. It includes feelings of superiority and may have dangerous consequences as in people like Jim Jones and Hitler who use their delusional ideas to influence people to do terrible things. ...Read more

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How do grandiose and delusions of grandeur in mental health terms. Differ?

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 to narcissistic defensiveness. "delusions of grandeur, " like all delusions, are psychotic in the sense that they are defenses against terrors of fragmentation, self-destruction, and other forms of personal annihilation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is grandiose vs delusions of grandeur in mental health terms.?

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., "i'm superman and i can fly.". ...Read more

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Are delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder?

Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs that do not budge even when confronted with contradicting information. So, these show lack of reality contact -- a cardinal sign of mental disorder. ...Read more

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I suffer from delusions of grandeur what is this called?

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, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, some drug intoxications, and even certain character disorders. It's best to work with a mental health professional on things like this. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition called delusions of grandeur?

Is there a medical condition called delusions of grandeur?

Delusions of great: Delusions of grandeur is not a medical condition but part of a psychiatric condition associated with personality disorders. Simply put, this condition is characterized by unrealistic beliefs of greatness, power, or ability usually not substantiated by the facts. Therefore, a delusion (or false belief). ...Read more

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Delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder in my boss?

Delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder in my boss?

Hard to comment: I am not sure what you're asking. If you wonder whether delusions of grandeur can be linked to a mental disorder, the answer is yes. If you wonder whether your boss specifically is having these, only s/he and his/her psychiatrist know for sure. ...Read more

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Can delusions of grandeur be a method of coping/ ocd?

Delusions are a: Psychotic symptom. This is not a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder but I am sure that this delusion does serve as a manner of coping. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with schizophrenia have delusions of grandeur but I have doubts about them. What does this mean?

Delusional thinking: The doubts you have about the validity of the delusional thinking is actually a good thing in that it is probably your rational mind attempting to break into the delusional thought process. More importantly however, for anyone with schizophrenia, appropriate treatment and medication management is essential. If you aren't already, i would encourage you to stay consistently in treatment. ...Read more

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Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

It could be many: It could be many things. It is not a symptom of schizophrenia, it could be anxiety, egotism. I would not even try to guess without meeting with you and discussing your history and the issues you are worried about. Meet with a therapist and sort things out. ...Read more

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If you have narcissistic personality disorder, are you likely to get delusions of grandeur?

It is possible: Such delusions are certainly possible for a narcissistic individual and would be evidence of a fairly established case. Some are merely striving toward grandeur - thinking it has arrived is advanced! ...Read more

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How can I self treat grandeur delusion? I can't get professional help

Why can't you get: professional help? Try Health tap--that's what we're here for... Or, try community mental health centers, or County resources--many of which are FREE. "Grandeur delusions" is a bit vague, and can range from simple egocentrism to psychosis. You need a better diagnosis before starting treatment. ...Read more

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What causes illusions, delusions, and hallucinations?

What causes illusions, delusions, and hallucinations?

Illusions are simple: perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the illusion disappears. Delusions are fixed patterns of thought that do not respond to reality. Hallucinations are psychotic manifestations that have little to do with reality. The latter two are usually brought on by drugs or mental illness. ...Read more

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What causes ?Delusions?

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What causes ?Delusions?

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). ...Read more