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Doctor insights on: Egomania

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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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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

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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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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 ?

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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