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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
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
Neurotic/psychotic: "grandiosity" refers to any sense of greatness. It exists on a continuum from healthy grandiosity in growing children through a sense of expansiveness to narcissistic defensiveness. "delusions of grandeur, " like all delusions, are psychotic in the sense that they are defenses against terrors of fragmentation, self-destruction, and other forms of personal annihilation. ...Read more
I don't think.there: Is much difference. Delusions of grandieur is a term used by professionals to describe unrealistic imaginary abilities someone thinks they have; i.e., "i'm superman and i can fly.". ...Read more
I feel like my thinking is back to being grandiose delusional again. Am taking medicine but it's not working?
Contact your psychiatrist: Or since it's the weekend if you need to go to the emergency room for further guidance. They will either raise your medication or recommend an additional medication or a different medication. At any rate that needs to be done by a mental health professional. The er may be able to contact your doctor at home on the weekend even if you are unable. Best wishes and i hope that your symptoms come under control soon. ...Read more