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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Imad Khreim Dr. Khreim
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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....

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Byrnes Dr. Byrnes
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Vivek Prasad Dr. Prasad
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What about treatment?

For what?: In most cases treatment is advised.

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Dr. Robert Bennett Dr. Bennett
Urology
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause.

Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What treatments will be used?

What treatments will be used?

An array.: Interventional pain management treatments is not limited to the spine, however the spine is a particular pain producing area. For example, for back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that can be used.

Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Treatment of ac. Dacryocytitis?

Treatment of ac. Dacryocytitis?

Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics. Then followed by a dacryocystorhinosty (dcr) when infection resolved.

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Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is there home treatment for ed?

Is there home treatment for ed?

Yes: Losing weight and increasing exercise is the best home treatment for erectile dysfunction. Have your provider check a testosterone level to make sure it's in good range.

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