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What does it mean to have erotomania?

What does it mean to have erotomania?

Delusion: Erotomania occurs when an individual has a delusional belief that a person of higher social status falls in love and makes amorous advances towards him/her. ...Read more

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How could I know if I suffer erotomania?

How could I know if I suffer erotomania?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Could all children have weird/delusional thoughts?

Could all children have weird/delusional thoughts?

Yes: Take your child to your psychiatrist/ for possible medication evaluation. Ask a psychologist to evaluate the situation first. They will have an idea as to what to do next. ...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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Can delusions be of inferiority?

Can delusions be of inferiority?

Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything. ...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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Can pneumonia make you delusional?

Can pneumonia make you delusional?

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

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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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What can I do to cope with delusions?

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

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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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What constitutes a delusional disorder?

What constitutes a delusional disorder?

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

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Wondering what kind of delusions make me weird?

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

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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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When do delusions in delusional disorders peak?

When do delusions in delusional disorders peak?

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

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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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Is it possible for delusional disorder to go away?

Is it possible for delusional disorder to go away?

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

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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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Does who is having delusions realize they're delusional?

No.: The definition of delusion is a belief held despite evidence to the contrary. ...Read more

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Delusions about the devil, is there something wrong with me?

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

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Help please? I want to know what are delusional hallucinations?

Help please? I want to know what are delusional hallucinations?

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

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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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Will a person suffering a delusional disorder know they have the disorder?

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Will a person suffering a delusional disorder know they have the disorder?

Delusion: Delusional disorder patients usually maintain some insight or awareness of their illness and question them at times but cannot control them, unless their delusions are part of another psychotic or mood disorder, where insight is limited. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to stop my delusional fantasies that are distracting me?

Please tell me how to stop my delusional fantasies that are distracting me?

Delusions: If willing, please see a psychiatrist for treatment. That is the best way to decrease or stop delusional fantasies. ...Read more

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What was the cause of delusions in the 'old timers' depicted in the movies?

What was the cause of delusions in the 'old timers' depicted in the movies?

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

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Can someone help me identify which kind of delusional disorder my friend has?

Can someone help me identify which kind of delusional disorder my friend has?

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

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I'm almost certain I have a delusional disorder. Will it go away on its own with time?

I'm almost certain I have a delusional disorder. Will it go away on its own with time?

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

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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