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Is there a difference between the grandiose delusions in mania and schizophrenia?

Is there a difference between the grandiose delusions in mania and schizophrenia?

Delusions: Delusions in mania are usually grandiose involving themes of power & religious in nature. Delusions in schizophrenia are mostly bizarre & persecutory. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...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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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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What are examples of delusions. What things would voices in you head say if you have schizophrenia?

Delusions: Are beliefs held despite evidence to the contrary. Common delusions involve beliefs that people are conspiring against you. Voices can carry on conversations, comment on your behavior and become very critical and threatening. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with schizophrenia have delusions of grandeur but I have doubts about them. What does this mean?

Delusional thinking: The doubts you have about the validity of the delusional thinking is actually a good thing in that it is probably your rational mind attempting to break into the delusional thought process. More importantly however, for anyone with schizophrenia, appropriate treatment and medication management is essential. If you aren't already, i would encourage you to stay consistently in treatment. ...Read more

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If someone has a bizzare delusion does it mean they definitely have schizophrenia?

If someone has a bizzare delusion does it mean they definitely have schizophrenia?

No: Delusions can be one of the symptoms of schizophrenia, but it does not mean that you definitely have schizophrenia. There are other mental illnesses that can have delusions as a symptom such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and delusional disorder. ...Read more

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Can you please describe examples of delusions that people with schizophrenia have?

Can you please describe examples of delusions that people with schizophrenia have?

Auditory: Schizophrenics usually suffer predominantly from auditory hallucinations. Not so much visual, gustatory, tactile, or olfactory. Occasionally, however, those who do have visual hallucinations will report seeing the same one repeatedly. However, this is not always the case. ...Read more

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Can someone suffering from schizophrenia and delusions be accountable for their actions?

Different answers: Depending on many things, the answer will vary. Legal, criminal and everyday moral/ethical accountability are different. Also, the severity of the conditions plays a role. This answer may be more philosophical than you want - but it lead to thoughts about responsibility and societal awareness in many ways. A good, if complicated, question. Thanks! ...Read more

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Do you have to have delusions to have disorganized schizophrenia?

No: While there may be some delusions in disorganized schizophrenia, the prominent feature in disorganized schizophrenia is disorganized thought or behavior. Disorganized thought manifests as illogical and nonsensical. ...Read more

Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, ...Read more