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Doctor insights on: Recurring Delusions

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Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

Reoccurring persistent thoughts (often negative imagery/delusions)...Is this some level of ocd?

Possibly: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false. ...Read more

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What causes ?Delusions?

What causes ?Delusions?

Delusions: One explanation is excess Dopamine in your brain. Another is analytic theory where thoughts & feelings are projected & experienced as coming from the other person (freud & other analysts). ...Read more

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What are delusions like?

What are delusions like?

Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing that one possesses some great, but unrecognized, talent or insight, jealous (being convinced, with no cause, that his or her partner is unfaithful, and persecutory type (most common and involves a theme or series of themes of being persecuted. ...Read more

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Can delusions be of inferiority?

Can delusions be of inferiority?

Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything. ...Read more

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What can be done for delusions?

What can be done for  delusions?

Can be hard to treat: Anti-psychotic medication (neuroleptics) can decrease delusional thinking over time, although delusions are often more treatment-resistant than other signs of psychosis such as hallucinations. Some clinicians believe certain types of psychotherapy can also decrease delusions, but this is controversial and not accepted by most mental health professionals. Delusions sometimes fade over time, too. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause delusions?

What diseases could cause delusions?

Many: In addition to delusional disorder snd schizophrenia, possibilities include neurodegenerative disorders or other disorders of the central nervous system (such as seizures or tumors), vascular diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, medication effects, substance use and some toxins. ...Read more

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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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Can you give me examples of delusions?

Can you give me examples of delusions?

Delusion : Types can include jealous, grandeur, erotomanic, somatic, paranoid/persecution, religious, referential, control, nihilistic, . ...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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Wondering what kind of delusions make me weird?

Speak to someone you: Can trust or a doctor. Although some delusions are seemly more bizarre than the others, a doctor's goal is to understand your experience within those delusions, rather than judging whether they make you "weird" or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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