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What Is The Best Treatment For Delusions Of Grandeur
Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type of Schizophrenia. It can also be referred to as Megalomania. It includes feelings of superiority and may have dangerous consequences as in people like Jim Jones and Hitler who use their delusional ideas to influence people ...Read more
False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more
Interesting query...: Guys, in general, are not grounded in reality the way gals are. Tend to be more narcissistic, dream about flying, being the richest or most powerful around, have a higher self esteem (without justification) than women. When the delusions become large and guy cannot differentiate between thoughts and reality, delusions become part of psychosis (like hitler and many dictators). Testosterone, hmmmmm. ...Read more
Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs that do not budge even when confronted with contradicting information. So, these show lack of reality contact -- a cardinal sign of mental disorder. ...Read more
Delusional grandeur: You already know the term delusions of grandeur, but this does not define the disorder it's part of. This symptom can be part of mania, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, some drug intoxications, and even certain character disorders. It's best to work with a mental health professional on things like this. ...Read more
Delusions of great: Delusions of grandeur is not a medical condition but part of a psychiatric condition associated with personality disorders. Simply put, this condition is characterized by unrealistic beliefs of greatness, power, or ability usually not substantiated by the facts. Therefore, a delusion (or false belief). ...Read more
Hard to comment: I am not sure what you're asking. If you wonder whether delusions of grandeur can be linked to a mental disorder, the answer is yes. If you wonder whether your boss specifically is having these, only s/he and his/her psychiatrist know for sure. ...Read more
No: A delusion is a fixed false belief, held despite information to the contrary. If one is truly self-confident, there's no need for rigidly held attitudes about one's greatness or grandeur. Authentic self confidence involves positive but realistic self-views; even when one doesn't accomplish desired goals, there is still overall faith in -- and acceptance of -- one's self and abilities. ...Read more
Narcissism, delusion: Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type of Schizophrenia. It can also be referred to as Megalomania. It includes feelings of superiority and may have dangerous consequences as in people like Jim Jones and Hitler who use their delusional ideas to influence people to do terrible things. ...Read more
Neurotic/psychotic: "grandiosity" refers to any sense of greatness. It exists on a continuum from healthy grandiosity in growing children through a sense of expansiveness to narcissistic defensiveness. "delusions of grandeur, " like all delusions, are psychotic in the sense that they are defenses against terrors of fragmentation, self-destruction, and other forms of personal annihilation. ...Read more
I don't think. There: Is much difference. Delusions of grandieur is a term used by professionals to describe unrealistic imaginary abilities someone thinks they have; i.e., "i'm superman and I can fly.". ...Read more
Delusions are a: Psychotic symptom. This is not a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder but I am sure that this delusion does serve as a manner of coping. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with schizophrenia have delusions of grandeur but I have doubts about them. What does this mean?
Delusional thinking: The doubts you have about the validity of the delusional thinking is actually a good thing in that it is probably your rational mind attempting to break into the delusional thought process. More importantly however, for anyone with schizophrenia, appropriate treatment and medication management is essential. If you aren't already, I would encourage you to stay consistently in treatment. ...Read more
Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?
It is possible: Such delusions are certainly possible for a narcissistic individual and would be evidence of a fairly established case. Some are merely striving toward grandeur - thinking it has arrived is advanced! ...Read more
Why can't you get: Professional help? Try Health tap--that's what we're here for... Or, try community mental health centers, or County resources--many of which are FREE. "Grandeur delusions" is a bit vague, and can range from simple egocentrism to psychosis. You need a better diagnosis before starting treatment. ...Read more
Are antipsychotics the only medical treatment for delusions in the elderly? Is there anything more natural I could try first?
Elderly delusions: Delusions in the elderly come from many sources -- including medical problems like dehydration, constipation, and urinary tract infections. Medications can also cause this. Treatment is to find & address these causes. The only "antipsychotic" herb I know -- rauwolfia serpentina -- can also cause low bp. Not safe in elderly people! Very low-dose antipsychotic meds may help safely, though. ...Read more
I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?
Worth a try:
Mindfulness cbt meditation is an effective approach for coping with stressful situations & is likely to be of some help. For your ptsd you might try emotional freedom technique (see http://www. Eftuniverse. Com/ & https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=6i33v2ecvly).
Neither of these are substitutes for other medical treatment & counseling but may be very useful adjuncts. Blessings to you & your spouse. ...Read more
Psychotherapy +: Even though it is understood to be an organic condition, the most successful treatment is very carefully balanced talk therapy. It needs to combine support for the feelings with correction of the perceptions and can take great patience but can succeed with the right approach - sometimes medications can help at points in the therapy. I hope you find this helpful. Be well. ...Read more
Is medication need for infrequent (eg. Occuring few times a week) psychosis symtoms? Like hearing voices and delusions. Is therapy enough?
Judgment call: This is a decision that you make after consulting with your mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist). Sometimes people will believe that they have hallucinations or delusions, when a professional might explain these symptoms differently (e.g., illusions or irrational beliefs). If the symptoms are significantly interfering with functioning medication begins to look more favorable. ...Read more
Yes: Obviously there are no guarantees but many mental conditions including the serious one that is mentioned can be put into remission and allow a patient to resume normal functioning. Frequently maintenance treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
A friend is delusional/paranoid&suspicious of docs-was just released from a psych hold & is still refusing treatment. What can I do?
Refusing treatment: Tom Gutheil, MD from Harvard wrote Rotting with your Rights On. It details how in the face of mental illness they have the right to refuse tx. But not the right to get treatment. Unless dangerous to self or others u have no recourse. If they r call the police and have the committed involuntarily. I assume they r over 18yo. ...Read more
Mother age 66 she is affected delusional syndrome. She refused to take treatment &bills. She thinks we are giving poison&acid. Can it be without bill?
What's your question: Can WHAT be without a bill? This forum is free of charges to the public. All you need to do is pose a question. If your mother is refusing to take any treatment and she is thinking you're trying to poison her then, several possibilities come to mind. She needs labs & an imaging study of the head. Call the doctor for advice on how to get this done plus get treatment into her if she is refusing. ...Read more
My wife has been prescribed 30000 iu vitamin D3 for delusional activity. Is this better treatment than atypical antipsychotic medicine?
No, not "better": If your wife has delusional activity, she needs to be seen and treated by a psychiatrist -- who may well prescribe atypical antipsychotic medicines. Vitamin d deficiency has known relationship to depression, but not necessarily delusional disorders. If she is very deficient by blood levels, 30, 000 iu could be reasonable temporarily. I would see replacement as only part of her treatment. ...Read more
Can you tell me how cure to people that experience paranoid delusion/delution or something like that?
Get psychiatric help: Psychiatrists are medical specialists who treat people with paranoid delusions. There are medications that can help a great deal -- but you need a comprehensive evaluation first. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am constantly hullicinating, paranoid, extremely depressed, extremely manic and delusional. Am I a good canidate for shock therapy?
Paranoia is a distorted view that you can't trust nobody but what is the difference between a delusion?
Dementia: It's the movies, so is all just made up, so who knows? :) however, delusions are common symptoms in several types of dementia, including dementia with lewy bodies, alzheimer's dementia, and vascular dementia. So my guess is that they likely were depicting some type of dementia. ...Read more