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Is There A Difference Between The Grandiose Delusions In Mania And Schizophrenia
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
What are examples of delusions. What things would voices in you head say if you have schizophrenia?
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
Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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