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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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