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Erotomania: Erotomania is the delusional belief that another person is in love with you. Sometimes the other person is famous or of higher social status; sometimes not. If you believe someone you've never even met is in love with you, this would be a very big clue. For any concerns along these lines, you could consult a psychiatrist or other mental health professional for an evaluation. ...Read more
My father seems to have similar symptoms to erotomania. How can I be sure if he has it and what should I do to help?
Erotomania: I must have more information... What are the symptoms you refer to? Is there a negative consequence of his behavior? Is he concerned about the situation or are only you concerned? In what city do you live? ...Read more
Does erotomania symptoms includes creating realistic stories that didn't happen and ask you not to reveal anything they tell you to their "lover"?
Way too detailed!: The DSM 5 doesn't even incl that condition as a Dx but if it did they'd not be so specific in a symptom. Psych is not that defined. Even more impt is that you not try to diagnose yourself, family, friends or lovers. It's not helpful and can be disastrous. To not accept that behavior is fine! To declare that you don't want to play a role is fine. But avoid playing Dr. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
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
It's possible: Severe infections, especially in the elderly or in those with underlying neurological disorders or mental health disorders, can result in episodes of "delirium". This is a condition in which patients may have confusion and even visual hallucinations. It can be severe in some instances, but usually resolves when the underlying disease is treated. ...Read more
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
Delusions: Coping with delusions can be difficult, because the person exhibiting them most oftendoes not consider them a problem. After all, they are fixed false beliefs that do not change despite conflicting evidence to the contrary. If you're willing to get treatment, your doctor may recommend certain medications and supportive talk therapy to help you. ...Read more
Delusional d/o: Is a condition characterized by nonbizarre delusions (false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence) involving situations that occur in real life (being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by spouse or lover, or having a disease) of at least 1 month’s duration. The individual can not have schizophrenia or other psychiatric condition causing the delusion. ...Read more
Speak to someone you: Can trust or a doctor. Although some delusions are seemly more bizarre than the others, a doctor's goal is to understand your experience within those delusions, rather than judging whether they make you "weird" or not. Good luck! ...Read more
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
It depends: I suspect you have been waiting for an answer because your question is not clear. What do you mean by "peak? " if you are asking when symptoms are at their worst, it depends on the circumstances and on what is causing the delusions in the first place. ...Read more
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
Hard to say...:
...given that we have very limited good data on the natural course of delusional disorder, which is characterized by delusions that are unaccompanied by other psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations.
Most people suffering from the disorder have limited insight, do not seek psychiatric help, meaning scientific data is scarce.
Antipsychotics can produce at least partial relief in many cases. ...Read more
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
No.: The definition of delusion is a belief held despite evidence to the contrary. ...Read more
R They Interfering?: Dictionary. Com defines a delusion as "a false belief or opinion." this is usually accepted 2 mean that a person holds a belief that most others don't hold as true. //it sounds like u have some beliefs about "the devil" that u're aware most others don't share.// i'd want 2 know if your beliefs about the devil are creating problems 4 u in ur life. ...Read more
Delusion definition: By definition a delusion is a fixed, false, belief. Because it is rigidly held as true by the person suffering with this it tends to be difficult to address, much less cure. ...Read more
Delusions: If willing, please see a psychiatrist for treatment. That is the best way to decrease or stop delusional fantasies. ...Read more
Dementia: It's the movies, so is all just made up, so who knows? :) however, delusions are common symptoms in several types of dementia, including dementia with lewy bodies, alzheimer's dementia, and vascular dementia. So my guess is that they likely were depicting some type of dementia. ...Read more
A psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can help your friend with whatever delusion problem s/he might have. But unless your friend signs a release of information allowing the psychiatrist to share information with you, s/he will not do that. Privacy is very important for good treatment. ...Read more
See a psychiatrist.: The first thing to do is to find out if you really have a delusional disorder. If you do, it does not go away by itself if you don't know what is causing it. Consult a psychiatrist to be sure. ...Read more
If a person has slight delusions of reference lasting a few sekonds a day but still on medications what does it mean?
See your doctor: Your medication may be sub therapeutic. See your doctor about a possible adjustment in your medicine dose. ...Read more