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For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

Brain disorder: Many general medical and psychiatric illnesses are life long, and the symptoms last forever. This is true for diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, and so on. Many psychiatric illnesses have symptoms that last the entire person's life. With continued treatment, symptoms can remain in remission.
Please keep in mind that if a person has schizophrenia, treatment needs to be lifelong. ...Read more

Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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Can you tell me how cure to people that experience paranoid delusion/delution or something like that?

Can you tell me how cure to people that experience paranoid delusion/delution or something like that?

Get psychiatric help: Psychiatrists are medical specialists who treat people with paranoid delusions. There are medications that can help a great deal -- but you need a comprehensive evaluation first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusion: Are fantasies that someone wants to do you harm that have no basis in reality. When someone suffers from paranoia they tend to be tormented by these kind of delusions and spend their life obsessively trying to defend themselves from those they feel want to hurt them. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having paranoid delusions?

How to tell if I am having paranoid delusions?

Hard to do alone: If there is someone you trust, lay person or pro, try to ask them to confirm or challenge your point of view. Let them know that your idea is what you believe, but that you have a doubt. Just asking this here is a good sign that you might find relief but it takes a helper. Depending on things unstated, you may even be able to do it without drugs. But they might be needed too. I'm hopeful for you. ...Read more

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How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

Make sure they get: Psychiatric help and medication. Paranoia tends to get worse without treatment and they may see you as a threat as well without treatment. ...Read more

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Anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions?

I doubt it: There's no way to know for sure. I've certainly never met anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions. It's hard to picture how anyone might, as this symptom means a fearful existence avoiding imagined threats that seem always to be nearby. ...Read more

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Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paranoid delusions?

What is the definition or description of: Paranoid delusions?

Paranoid: Deeply rooted feelings of unjust persecution that likely have no basis in reality. ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from paranoid delusions — what can I do to help her?

Reality: Breaks are or can be serious and if her symptoms include hurting herself or other people, she needs immediate help. Go to er. If these are feelings of persecution, life isn't fair, every one hates me: engage someone skilled at evaluation to discern if talk or medication is needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for paranoid delusions to dissapear once you have found the root cause?

How long does it take for paranoid delusions to dissapear once you have found the root cause?

It depends: It depends on what that root cause is. If schizophrenia, one would need antipsychotic medicines at optimal, consistent dosing for a time. If it's a recreational drug, one hopes the delusions will quiet down once the drug is out of system — but in the case of marijuana and some hallucinogens, these may persist. If mania or psychotic depression, delusions should leave when mood problem remits. ...Read more

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What's the difference between paranoid delusions and anxiety?

What's the difference between paranoid delusions and anxiety?

Anxiety vs paranoia: Someone suffering from paranoid delusion is convinced that what they believe is true in spite of all evidence to the contrary. They cannot be talked out of their delusion nor can they be comforted. Someone with anxious thoughts is usually fretting the future in spite of the fact that what they are fearing is unlikely to happen. They do not argue with that lack of likelihood, but will complain that they cannot control their thoughts. ...Read more

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Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With paranoid delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false. ...Read more

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Are paranoid delusions part of hormone imbalance?

Are paranoid delusions part of hormone imbalance?

Not generally: "Hormone imbalance" can encompass a great many things, including all kinds of mood instability, agitation, appetite changes, and sleep disturbances. Paranoid delusions are not a usual part of this, though. Seeing your physician -- and probably also a psychiatrist -- would be a very good idea. They can investigate possible causes and recommend helpful treatments. ...Read more

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Help docs! My mom has been having paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusions: If this is true about your mother, she needs to see her physician or psychiatrist for urgent evaluation. Other things besides psychotic illness can cause paranoid delusions, including medications or recreational drugs/alcohol; delirium due to other medical problems like infection, out-of-control diabetes, strokes or tia's, etc. If she refuses evaluation, ask her doctor about involuntary process. ...Read more

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How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read more

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My partner is suffering from confusion psychosis. How should I react to her confusion/paranoid delusions? Should I reason with her? Just disagree?

My partner is suffering from confusion psychosis. How should I react to her confusion/paranoid delusions? Should I reason with her? Just disagree?

Listen: Confronting someone with true delusions is likely to estrange them. The best course of action is to bring it to her psychiatrist's attention. When I am faced with dilemna of agreeing or disagreeing with delusional material — i often listen in a supportive manner. Antipsychotic medications can be beneficial. ...Read more

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My spouse has been diagnosed with bipolar and has had a paranoid delusion brought on by substance abuse and he's manifesting it on me. What am I to do?

My spouse has been diagnosed with bipolar and has had a paranoid delusion brought on by substance abuse and he's manifesting it on me. What am I to do?

Call 911: For assistance if you are concerned that you may be in danger. Leave the home immediately for imminent safety concerns (if you have children — take them too). ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

Mental health sx's: If you have not had a comprehensive medical evaluation for these symptoms - that is imperative. Medical causes need to be ruled out. These symptoms are serious & of significant concern. Treatment will stem from an accurate diagnosis. Take care and have hope. ...Read more

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What's the difference between paranoia and delusions?

Sometimes degree: Delusions are things a person believes despite evidence to the contrary. Paranoia can be a type of delusion and in that case may not respond to treatment. However, the feeling of paranoia can be treated. ...Read more

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