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Doctor insights on: Delusions And Ocd

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Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

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

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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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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Can anxiety or OCD become or cause schizophrenia? Nervous of prodrome schizophrenia. I've had anxiety for almost 6 years and I've never experienced delusions or other marked schiz symptoms. Unlikely?

Can anxiety or OCD become or cause schizophrenia? Nervous of prodrome schizophrenia. I've had anxiety for almost 6 years and I've never experienced delusions or other marked schiz symptoms. Unlikely?

OCD & schizophrenia: Are two different disorders. Your anxiety may be what is prompting you to ask this question. The fact that you have not had any schizophrenic symptoms is a good sign. Keep working at coping/w anxiety. Peace and good health. David Burns book "Feeling Good" may be helpful. ...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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What's the difference between OCD obsessive? Thoughts and schizophrenia? Delusional thoughts?

What's the difference between OCD obsessive? Thoughts and schizophrenia? Delusional thoughts?

Insight: People with obsessions realize that their thoughts are unreasonable and unrealistic and have insight into their thoughts. By definition, a delusion is a false belief but a person thinks it is true. Ocd is considered an anxiety d/o whereas delusions are a problem with one's thoughts. ...Read more

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Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials
this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship. Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...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

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What are delusions like?

What are delusions like?

Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing that one possesses some great, but unrecognized, talent or insight, jealous (being convinced, with no cause, that his or her partner is unfaithful, and persecutory type (most common and involves a theme or series of themes of being persecuted. ...Read more

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What are delusions and hallucinations?

What are delusions and hallucinations?

Delusions/Hallucinat: Delusions are false beliefs. Hallucinations are false perceptions. ...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 are "delusions of grandeur"?

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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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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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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Can you have schizophrenia without delusions?

Can you have schizophrenia without delusions?

Schizophrenia: There are periods of schizophrenic episodes that are free from hallucinations, and other so-called positive symptoms. One of the subtypes of schizophrenia is known as catatonic schizophrenia, there the patient sits mute for hours in all kinds of eccentric and even painful looking positionss. ...Read more

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What are delusions that people with schizophrenia have?

A wide range: Delusions associated with schizophrenia can cover the gamut from believing one has superpowers (reading minds, influencing world events, being invulnerable) to fears of persecution (others reading your mind, having devices implanted in the body for various purposes, being made fun of on tv) to grandiose ideas of being sent to save the world or protect it from some specific danger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do delusions in schizophrenia work?

Can you tell me how do delusions in schizophrenia work?

Psychosis: Delusions are defined as fixed false ideas and sometimes are accompanied by paranoia and suspiciousness. It is generally not recommended to confront the person with them directly. The person with the delusions often cannot be convinced that their ideas are incorrectthis symptom is seen in many illnesses. Try to encourage the person to seek treatment as it is often fairly easily treated. ...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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What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

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What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

Fainting: If isolated incident and there cis a pattern, substance abuse comes to mind. If repeated, could be effect of organic nervous system pathology, which you need to consult your doctor about. ...Read more

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If I have a bizarre delusion, does it mean that I have schizophrenia?

Maybe....: A delusion does not = schizophrenia. Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms and must significantly impair functioning. The symptoms are not due to drug use or another mental illness. Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of motivation and emotional expression, low energy, poor grooming etc. ...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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Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

ECT -electroconvulsi: Ve therapy is a treatment option used for resistant depression, mania and psychosis. It is safe and fast to produce effects in severely ill patients, and side effects are limited to some memory loss. ...Read more

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What types of mental disorders are associated with delusions / visions?

What types of mental disorders are associated with delusions / visions?

Many: Many possibilities: drug intoxication, especially with hallucinogens; drug withdrawal, such as alcohol; sometimes bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; delirium -- where acute medical conditions affect mental functioning; some forms of dementia also. Sometimes severe psychotic depression can show this as well. ...Read more

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According to dsm IV tr, what disorders cause mood incongruent delusions?

According to dsm IV tr, what disorders cause mood incongruent delusions?

Delusions: Some are schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorders, psychosis not otherwise specified, organic, or substance induced. ...Read more

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I have delusions and hallucinations, but no sign of stroke, what is this?

Not usually: Stroke in the back of the brain can present with visual hallucinations or even blindness. However, most stroke patients (88% in one study) present with asymmetric facial weakness, arm weakness and or speech difficulty. Delusions and hallucinations are clearly not normal - see a primary care provider as soon as possible to find out what is causing these symptoms. ...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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Is thinking that you're sick all the time a type of schizophrenic delusion?

Not really: If u think u r sick, see your PCP for physical and work up and see what u pcp. Tell u. ...Read more