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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)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...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?

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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Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

It could be many: It could be many things. It is not a symptom of schizophrenia, it could be anxiety, egotism. I would not even try to guess without meeting with you and discussing your history and the issues you are worried about. Meet with a therapist and sort things out. ...Read more

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How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do delusions in schizophrenia work?

Psychosis: Delusions are defined as fixed false ideas and sometimes are accompanied by paranoia and suspiciousness. It is generally not recommended to confront the person with them directly. The person with the delusions often cannot be convinced that their ideas are incorrectthis symptom is seen in many illnesses. Try to encourage the person to seek treatment as it is often fairly easily treated. ...Read more

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Do you have to have delusions to have disorganized schizophrenia?

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

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Can person with schizotypal personalty and delusion be qualified for schizophrenia?

More symptoms: Schizophrenia is characterized by a wider range of symptoms than 'a little bit' of delusion. Hallucinations, illusions, changes in patterns of speech, historical data, etc. Are also necessary for the DX of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can you have schizophrenia without any visual hallucinations? I have delusions, but no hallucinations.

Can you have schizophrenia without any visual hallucinations? I have delusions, but no hallucinations.

Yes: You can have schizophrenia without hallucinations AND you can have hallucinations or delusions without schizophrenia. That you are asking this question suggests you may not have schizophrenia. Schizophrenic delusions are felt by the person experiencing them to be fact not delusion. ...Read more

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Does the public accept the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (voices, delusions) more than the negative symptoms?

Does the public accept the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (voices, delusions) more than the negative symptoms?

Behavioral Impact: Public acceptance of the symptoms of schizophrenia, both the positive and the negative, varies more on the behaviorial influence these symptoms have on the individual than the symptom itself. Command hallucinations may lead to violence while a flat affect may lead to withdrawal and isolation. Historically the public hasn't accepted schizophrenia due to ignorance of this treatable condition. ...Read more

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How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?

Good: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnosis, and symptoms. This is a discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows these things about you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizophrenia may be present. But, this might be the case only if there is significant disturbance in important areas of functioning in day-to-day life (e.g., work, school, relationships, self-care). A professional evaluation can help clarify this. ...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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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?

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

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