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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Delusions

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What can I do to cope with delusions?

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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Could I have more than one delusion at a time?

Could I have more than one delusion at a time?

Yes, one can have: more than one delusion at a time. The lack of clarity between objective reality and our version of it can invade our attitude toward life. Try to check out the facts and not be overly opinionated. Trusted friends and a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...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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Hallucinations, delusions and feeling like I'm possessed, what could it be?

Hallucinations, delusions and feeling like I'm possessed, what could it be?

Schizophrenia: could be one of several psychotic disorder but most likely schizophrenia - unless you are actively abusing drugs. what you are describing is a psychiatric emergency and you should be evaluated as soon as possible. http://newyorkcity.ny.networkofcare.org/mh/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=rp-1500.6750 ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm having delusions or hallucinations?

How can I tell if i'm having delusions or hallucinations?

Reality check: Delusions & hallucinations are considered "psychotic" symptoms. They represent impaired contact with reality. One way to check on your contact with reality is to take actions to be objective. This means that you could evaluate your beliefs and confirm your perceptions by asking trusted others if they agree with you. If your beliefs and perceptions are clearly false they'll say so. Get consensus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have grandiose delusions?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have grandiose delusions?

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

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I hallucinate and have delusions, but only at night. What could be causing this?

Sleep disorders eval: I would recommend a sleep disorders evaluation. A board-certified sleep disorder specialist would be able to test you and find out whether you are hallucinating due to sleep apnea with oxygen loss at night, or whether you have a form of narcolepsy which can also cause nighttime hallucinations. Nighttime seizures can also cause hallucinations. These are often found on a sleep study. If your sleep study is normal then sleep doctor would refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation of possible underlying seizure disorder. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why am i constantly having delusions of thinking i killed people as i walk past them and have to always check?

Obsessive compulsive: Disorder. This is likely a form of obsessive can disorder. These are unlikely to be true delusions. Rather, they are what are referred to as over valued thoughts that occur in ocd. I would recommend that you see a psychologist and a psychiatrist for medicinal and psychotherapy treatment of your condition as soon as possible. This sounds like a horrifying condition for you with unwanted thoughts that create a severe sense of dread. Do not fear that you will act on these thoughts.That is not a characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder when the thoughts are obsessional.Please get help as soon as possible see you can feel better as quickly as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have uncontrollable anger accompanied with delusions about my spouse and oders doing bad things behind my back.Do I have delusional disorder?

I have uncontrollable anger accompanied with delusions about my spouse and oders doing bad things behind my back.Do I have delusional disorder?

Treatment : Hi. The way you describe your situation sounds like you are really unhappy with how things are going. There is help for the things you describe. Get a psychiatric evaluation, it should be one of your top priorities. Your life can go in many directions when you are 21, the fact that you are aware enough to ask for help suggests that you have the potential to have a fulfilling life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have delusions and hallucinations, but no sign of stroke, what is this?

Not usually: Stroke in the back of the brain can present with visual hallucinations or even blindness. However, most stroke patients (88% in one study) present with asymmetric facial weakness, arm weakness and or speech difficulty. Delusions and hallucinations are clearly not normal - see a primary care provider as soon as possible to find out what is causing these symptoms. ...Read more