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What is megalomania?

What is megalomania?

Megalomania: This is a delusional mental disorder, marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur. The person may fantasy that s/he has unlimited wealth and prestige. One place you might see this, is in people who have bipolar i illness and are manic. It may lead them to spend money wildly, risk their lives heedlessly, treat others poorly, etc in ways they would not usually do. ...Read more

Megalomania (Definition)

Cambridge Dictionary has a simple definition - "the belief that you are much more important & powerful than you really are". Psychiatrically- it is a mental condition in which one has delusions such as having great ...Read more


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What causes megalomania?

What causes megalomania?

Unknown: The exact etiology is unknown. The term refers to a state of mind manifesto g by grossly inflated self image and a morbid sense of heightened importance and self value, it occurs in bipolar d/o, paranoid personality disorder and others. ...Read more

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Can I have megalomania and realize it?

Can I have megalomania and realize it?

It's possible . . . : By definition, megalomania is a delusional disorder -- meaning it consists of fixed false beliefs that don't change on confrontation with reality. So while you may be dimly aware that you are a simple human without omnipotence, these beliefs will be tough to dislodge. You will likely have unlimited, unconscious rationalizations that keep these beliefs intact no matter what. ...Read more

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Please describe megalomania and its cure?

Please describe megalomania and its cure?

Megalomania: This is a delusional mental disorder, marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur. The person may fantasy that s/he has unlimited wealth and prestige. One place you might see this, is in people who have bipolar i illness and are manic. It may lead them to spend money wildly, risk their lives heedlessly, treat others poorly, etc. Psychiatric evaluation to find & treat the cause. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or signs of megalomania?

Are there symptoms or signs of megalomania?

Delusions : This term would most closely correlate to the dsm-iv delusional disorder, in which the individual holds unrealistic beliefs of inflated worth, power, knowledge, identity, or special relationship to a deity or famous person. ...Read more

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How can I help someone deal with megalomania?

How can I help someone deal with megalomania?

Interesting question: Megalomanic people have delusions of grandeur or unlimited wealth. They're obsessed with doing great things, and generally don't feel they need "help" with anything (after all, in their view, they're unlimited). If you're asking about someone in particular, you might contact his/her doctor to ask for specific advice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Megalomania?

What is the definition or description of: Megalomania?

Megalomania: Cambridge Dictionary has a simple definition - "the belief that you are much more important & powerful than you really are". Psychiatrically- it is a mental condition in which one has delusions such as having great importance, power or wealth. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with megalomania affect my daily life?

Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more

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Is megalomania a real personality disorder?

Is megalomania a real personality disorder?

No: Megalomania is not one of the recognized personality disorders or even a diagnosis, per se. It is a description of someone with "delusions of grandeur and powerfulness" that may be fueled by a variety of factors. The recent meltdown by charlie sheen is an excellent example. ...Read more

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What is symptoms of megalomania ? is it a must that patient has all of these symptoms ?

A megalomaniac: Is someone who needs to exert control , dominance or power over others (or who has the delusion that they do). It is not a current DSM5 diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I persuade a group of social workers that someone may have a megalomania disorder?

Evidence.: Narcissistic personality disorder. Use objective evidence and objective criteria from dsm iv. It is only a disorder when it becomes dysfunctional. Many have traits and skirt the edge of dysfunction and there is some leeway for interpretation. If you can't convince a group maybe it ain't there yet.... ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the link between them ?

What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the  link between them ?

Paranoia is: a generalized suspicion that other people are talking about us or plotting against us. Megalomania is a craving for power over others or entire groups of people. The two conditions overlap. Hitler is an example of both. Always check out suspicions first and avoid assumptions when questioning the motives of others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a V-Q test?

What is a V-Q test?

V/q scan: Ventilation/perfusion test used as an alternative test for a Ct angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism or blood clots in lungs. ...Read more

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What is a qeeg test?

What is a qeeg test?

Brian Mapping: Quantitative electroencephalography, or a qeeg test, is one of the most reliable, non-invasive methods used in detecting the subtle neurological differences present in individuals with adhd. Clinical studies using qeeg discovered that this breakthrough technology has a 96% success rate in predicting conditions like adhd and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is indirect combs test?

What is indirect combs test?

Blood test.: It is performed to detect antibodies in the blood. It is commonly used for blood transfusion related tests and prenatal testing of pregnant women usually with rh negative blood group. For additional details please check at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/coombs_test. ...Read more

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