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Doctor insights on: Delusions Of Guilt Or Worthlessness

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

To say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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My spouse has delusions abt me cheating on him. When he's angry, he harms me. But never feel remorse abt it after he calms down. Y is this so?

My spouse has delusions abt me cheating on him. When he's angry, he harms me. But never feel remorse abt it after he calms down. Y is this so?

Very hard situation: This is a very dangerous situation, and you need to protect yourself. Do you have relatives (from your family, not your husband's) living nearby? In some cultures women are routinely abused, and this is not questioned. Still the dynamics lead to a very unstable, painful situation for the woman. I suggest talking with your doctor in private about this, and reaching out to your family for help. ...Read more

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What can be done for delusions?

What can be done for delusions?

Can be hard to treat: Anti-psychotic medication (neuroleptics) can decrease delusional thinking over time, although delusions are often more treatment-resistant than other signs of psychosis such as hallucinations. Some clinicians believe certain types of psychotherapy can also decrease delusions, but this is controversial and not accepted by most mental health professionals. Delusions sometimes fade over time, too. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause delusions?

What diseases could cause delusions?

Many: In addition to delusional disorder snd schizophrenia, possibilities include neurodegenerative disorders or other disorders of the central nervous system (such as seizures or tumors), vascular diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, medication effects, substance use and some toxins. ...Read more

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Can you give me examples of delusions?

Can you give me examples of delusions?

Delusion: Types can include jealous, grandeur, erotomanic, somatic, paranoid/persecution, religious, referential, control, nihilistic, . ...Read more

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How do you know if someone is having delusions?

How do you know if someone is having delusions?

Delusions are some-: Times very difficult to ferret out, especially if you do not know the person, his language, culture, environment, history or other important information. The definition of a delusion is when a person clings to a fixed belief despite being presented with facts to the contrary. First approach is to try to get some facts and then see how the patient responds. See a mental health professional... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have delusions?

Not enough info: Delusions are fixed beliefs that are internally consistent but not really happening. To know if you are delusional, you should check your thoughts out with so done you trust. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: delusion?

What is the definition or description of: delusion?

Delusions: Are false fixed beliefs. That is, they are beliefs in things that are not reality based. Typically kinds of delusions are paranoid, in which people feel that others or even aliens are out to get them or kill them or are spying on them, nihilistic, in which people feel that everything is coming to an end, and grandiose, in which people have an extremely inflated sense of their power and ability. ...Read more

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What mental illnesses causes someone to have delusions?

What mental illnesses causes someone to have delusions?

Usually paranoid: While delusions are most commonly associated with paranoia and paranoid schizophrenia, they can actually be present in varying forms when reality is distorted in one's mind. An example of this is seen in eating disorders when people truly believe that they are fat when they are actually starving. In body dysmorphic disorder, a perceived flaw in appearance reaches delusional levels. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a delusion, but know that it's a delusion?

Yes: Often when someone first develops a delusion they have no way of knowing that their brain is not quite working right. Knowing that a belief is a delusion is called insight. This involves having a fixed false belief but also knowing that even though you believe it, it doesn't make it true. With therapy and/or medication, sometimes people develop this type of insight. ...Read more

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What mental conditions cause delusions and disorganised thoughts?

Need more info: These symptoms could be a sign of schizophrenia, but could just as we'll be a result of drug abuse or withdrawal. ...Read more

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What are delusions and delirium?

Neuropsychiatry: Delusion: is a false belief that is maintained even though it is contradicted by reasoning. It is a psychiatric disorder. For example if I think I am george washington or that I talk to god, that I am a special mesenger from god all these are delusions. Delirium is acute brain syndrome produced by disease during which patients are confused, hallucinate, and have global impairment of thinking;. ...Read more

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How typical are alcoholic delusions?

Not sure what you: Mean by "alcoholic delusions." Delusions are false beliefs, usually ones that the person cannot, even with every effort, be brought to understand are false. True delusions are a sign of psychosis. THOSE delusions are not typical of alcoholism. Defense mechanisms like denial, minimizing, rationalizing, intellectualizing etc are similar to delusions, but they know they aren't true deep down. ...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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Does stress and delusions have a connection?

Does stress and delusions have a connection?

They can be related: Stress can lead to sleeplessness, fatigue, and delusions. When we are stresses our judgement is al's impaired. If you or someone you know is suffering from stress, I would encourage you to reach out for help from professionals to learn stress management techniques and discuss in therapy ways to solve problems in your life that are leading to stress. Feel free to ask more questions re therapy. ...Read more

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Do people who claim to be a god experience delusions?

What do you think?: If you or someone close to you starting claiming to be a god, what would be the reaction? Wouldn't you think your mother was delusional if she started claiming she was a god? There haven't been any god sightings in Texas since 1962. Be rational. ...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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How can I tell if I'm having delusions or hallucinations?

How can I tell if I'm having delusions or hallucinations?

Reality check: Delusions & hallucinations are considered "psychotic" symptoms. They represent impaired contact with reality. One way to check on your contact with reality is to take actions to be objective. This means that you could evaluate your beliefs and confirm your perceptions by asking trusted others if they agree with you. If your beliefs and perceptions are clearly false they'll say so. Get consensus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have grandiose delusions?

Are you the best?: If you think you're better than just about anyone, exceptional in many ways and deserve special privileges and exemptions from the usual burdens and responsibilities - then you probably suffer from grandiose delusions. These people are confident, egotistical, full of themselves beyond the usual braggart. They believe their output merits awards and are shocked if they are not forthcoming. So, r u? ...Read more

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What's the difference between ideas and delusions of reference?

Paranoia vs Vigilant: Reality vs imagined a delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an hallucination and delusions?

Good question: A hallucination is a perception (seeing, hearing, feeling, even smelling) of something that is not actually present.

A delusion is a belief in something that is not true despite being presented with logically undeniable evidence to the contrary. However, a belief that is very commonly held in a given culture is not considered to be a delusion even if it otherwise meets the definition. ...Read more

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Can a delusion occur during post-ictal stage of com. Partial sz?

Yes.: There is something called post-ictal psychosis. People can have delusions, paranoia, etc., after seizures. Most common after multiple seizures, but can happen after even one complex partial seizure. ...Read more

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How could you know if someone is not displaying grandiose delusions?

Reality Testing: Grandiose Delusions can occur in multiple psychological syndromes. Sometimes they are difficult to discern at first because they do not appear much outside the realm of reality, but often as the person continues to talk about their intent and capabilities, it often becomes apparent that they are experiencing delusions. For example, someone might try to convincingly say that they can or will become ...Read more

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What is the difference between delusion, illusion, and hallucination?

Examples: 1. Watching a tv show but tv is off = hallucination. 2. Watching a tv show and believing it is about you when it is not = delusion. 3. Watching tv and incorrectly believing that a character on the show is a relative = illusion. ...Read more

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Hallucinations, delusions and feeling like I'm possessed, what could it be?

Schizophrenia: Could be one of several psychotic disorder but most likely schizophrenia - unless you are actively abusing drugs. What you are describing is a psychiatric emergency and you should be evaluated as soon as possible.

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I hallucinate and have delusions, but only at night. What could be causing this?

Sleep disorders eval: I would recommend a sleep disorders evaluation. A board-certified sleep disorder specialist would be able to test you and find out whether you are hallucinating due to sleep apnea with oxygen loss at night, or whether you have a form of narcolepsy which can also cause nighttime hallucinations. Nighttime seizures can also cause hallucinations. These are often found on a sleep study. If your sleep study is normal then sleep doctor would refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation of possible underlying seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Do people who claim that god speaks to them suffering delusions or are just close to god?

Depends.: If you require evidence for your beliefs then. You would consider them delusional. That's what the evidence suggests. But if you are willing to believe anything without proof (faith) then you can believe anything you want.. .. including that they are really close to God ...Read more

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Can delusion happen every other day? The flip of my mental state is within five seconds.

See below: Delusions are defined as fixed, false beliefs not held by the cultural majority. That is, delusions are beliefs held by a person without supporting evidence that are not alligned with normative thinking held by their cultural identity. Typically, individuals don't recognize they are delusional (eg lack "insight") and delusional thinking tends to persist as opposed to reoccuring every other day. ...Read more

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Do my delusions about my spouse make me hate her and never love her like she loves me? Is this possible?

Do my delusions about my spouse make me hate her and never love her like she loves me? Is this possible?

They could be: You seem to know the answer to your question. At some level, you recognize that she loves you. If you suffer from delusions get treatment and work on them. Consider doing some couples therapy as well so that a therapist will help you address your concerns while being able to do some reality checks with your spouse. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions if you need to. ...Read more