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Treatments For 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. Psychiatric evaluation to find & treat the cause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....See 1 more doctor answer
Psychology term given to a person that assumes or thinks they are someone else ex: a celebrity? Megalomania?
Delusional?: Is my best thought.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
Yes and no: Yes but you may not notice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made.
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