Top 19 Doctor insights on: Causes of megalomania

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What causes megalomania?

What causes megalomania?

Unknown: The exact etiology is unknown. The term refers to a state of mind manifesto g by grossly inflated self image and a morbid sense of heightened importance and self value, it occurs in bipolar d/o, paranoid personality disorder and others. ...Read more

Megalomania (Definition)

Cambridge Dictionary has a simple definition - "the belief that you are much more important & powerful than you really are". Psychiatrically- it is a mental condition in which one has delusions such as having great ...Read more


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What is megalomania?

What is megalomania?

Megalomania: This is a delusional mental disorder, marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur. The person may fantasy that s/he has unlimited wealth and prestige. One place you might see this, is in people who have bipolar I illness and are manic. It may lead them to spend money wildly, risk their lives heedlessly, treat others poorly, etc in ways they would not usually do. ...Read more

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Can I have megalomania and realize it?

Can I have megalomania and realize it?

It's possible. . .: By definition, megalomania is a delusional disorder -- meaning it consists of fixed false beliefs that don't change on confrontation with reality. So while you may be dimly aware that you are a simple human without omnipotence, these beliefs will be tough to dislodge. You will likely have unlimited, unconscious rationalizations that keep these beliefs intact no matter what. ...Read more

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Please describe megalomania and its cure?

Please describe megalomania and its cure?

Megalomania: This is a delusional mental disorder, marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur. The person may fantasy that s/he has unlimited wealth and prestige. One place you might see this, is in people who have bipolar I illness and are manic. It may lead them to spend money wildly, risk their lives heedlessly, treat others poorly, etc. Psychiatric evaluation to find & treat the cause. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or signs of megalomania?

Are there symptoms or signs of megalomania?

Delusions: This term would most closely correlate to the dsm-iv delusional disorder, in which the individual holds unrealistic beliefs of inflated worth, power, knowledge, identity, or special relationship to a deity or famous person. ...Read more

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How can I help someone deal with megalomania?

How can I help someone deal with megalomania?

Interesting question: Megalomanic people have delusions of grandeur or unlimited wealth. They're obsessed with doing great things, and generally don't feel they need "help" with anything (after all, in their view, they're unlimited). If you're asking about someone in particular, you might contact his/her doctor to ask for specific advice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Megalomania?

What is the definition or description of: Megalomania?

Megalomania: Cambridge Dictionary has a simple definition - "the belief that you are much more important & powerful than you really are". Psychiatrically- it is a mental condition in which one has delusions such as having great importance, power or wealth. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with megalomania affect my daily life?

Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more

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Is megalomania a real personality disorder?

Is megalomania a real personality disorder?

No: Megalomania is not one of the recognized personality disorders or even a diagnosis, per se. It is a description of someone with "delusions of grandeur and powerfulness" that may be fueled by a variety of factors. The recent meltdown by charlie sheen is an excellent example. ...Read more

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What is symptoms of megalomania? Is it a must that patient has all of these symptoms?

A megalomaniac: Is someone who needs to exert control, dominance or power over others (or who has the delusion that they do). It is not a current DSM5 diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I persuade a group of social workers that someone may have a megalomania disorder?

Evidence.: Narcissistic personality disorder. Use objective evidence and objective criteria from dsm iv. It is only a disorder when it becomes dysfunctional. Many have traits and skirt the edge of dysfunction and there is some leeway for interpretation. If you can't convince a group maybe it ain't there yet.... ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the link between them?

What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the link between them?

Paranoia is: A generalized suspicion that other people are talking about us or plotting against us. Megalomania is a craving for power over others or entire groups of people. The two conditions overlap. Hitler is an example of both. Always check out suspicions first and avoid assumptions when questioning the motives of others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more