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For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

Brain disorder: Many general medical and psychiatric illnesses are life long, and the symptoms last forever. This is true for diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, and so on. Many psychiatric illnesses have symptoms that last the entire person's life. With continued treatment, symptoms can remain in remission. Please keep in mind that if a person has schizophrenia, treatment needs to be lifelong. ...Read more

Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. ...Read more

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Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With paranoid delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having paranoid delusions?

How to tell if I am having paranoid delusions?

Hard to do alone: If there is someone you trust, lay person or pro, try to ask them to confirm or challenge your point of view. Let them know that your idea is what you believe, but that you have a doubt. Just asking this here is a good sign that you might find relief but it takes a helper. Depending on things unstated, you may even be able to do it without drugs. But they might be needed too. I'm hopeful for you. ...Read more

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How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

Make sure they get: psychiatric help and medication. Paranoia tends to get worse without treatment and they may see you as a threat as well without treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between paranoid delusions and anxiety?

What's the difference between paranoid delusions and anxiety?

Anxiety vs paranoia: Someone suffering from paranoid delusion is convinced that what they believe is true in spite of all evidence to the contrary. They cannot be talked out of their delusion nor can they be comforted. Someone with anxious thoughts is usually fretting the future in spite of the fact that what they are fearing is unlikely to happen. They do not argue with that lack of likelihood, but will complain that they cannot control their thoughts. ...Read more

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Are paranoid delusions part of hormone imbalance?

Are paranoid delusions part of hormone imbalance?

Not generally: "hormone imbalance" can encompass a great many things, including all kinds of mood instability, agitation, appetite changes, and sleep disturbances. Paranoid delusions are not a usual part of this, though. Seeing your physician -- and probably also a psychiatrist -- would be a very good idea. They can investigate possible causes and recommend helpful treatments. ...Read more

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Help docs! my mom has been having paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusions: If this is true about your mother, she needs to see her physician or psychiatrist for urgent evaluation. Other things besides psychotic illness can cause paranoid delusions, including medications or recreational drugs/alcohol; delirium due to other medical problems like infection, out-of-control diabetes, strokes or tia's, etc. If she refuses evaluation, ask her doctor about involuntary process. ...Read more

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What are paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusion: Are fantasies that someone wants to do you harm that have no basis in reality. When someone suffers from paranoia they tend to be tormented by these kind of delusions and spend their life obsessively trying to defend themselves from those they feel want to hurt them. ...Read more

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Anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions?

I doubt it: There's no way to know for sure. I've certainly never met anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions. It's hard to picture how anyone might, as this symptom means a fearful existence avoiding imagined threats that seem always to be nearby. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paranoid Delusions (Definition)

Paranoid delusions are beliefs an individual has that are unchanging and not based on fact, and the delusions are of being watched, being followed, being controlled, or that others are ...Read more


Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Paranoia (Definition)

Paranoia is a symptom in which the individual's thought process is pervaded by ...Read more