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  Delusional disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delusional disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a psychotic mental illness that involves holding one or more non-bizarre delusions in the absence of any other significant psychopathology (signs or symptoms of mental illness).
In particular a person with delusional disorder has never met any other criteria for schizophrenia and does not have any marked hallucinations, although tactile (touch) or olfactory (smell) hallucinations may be present if they are related to the theme of the delusion.
A person with delusional disorder can be quite functional and does not tend to show any odd or bizarre behaviour except as a direct result of the delusional belief.
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 Delusional disorder - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Demographics, Diagnosis, Treatments, Prognosis, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Delusional disorder is characterized by the presence of recurrent, persistent non-bizarre delusions.
Most mental health professionals would concur that until the person with delusional disorder discusses the areas of life affected by the delusions, it would be difficult to distinguish the sufferer from members of the general public who are not psychiatrically disturbed.
When people with delusional disorder decide to seek mental health care, the motivation for getting treatment is usually to decrease the negative emotions of depression, fearfulness, rage, or constant worry caused by living under the cloud of delusional beliefs, not to change the unusual thoughts themselves.
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 Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder, previously known as paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness—called a "psychosis"—in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined.
Delusional disorder most often occurs in middle to late life and is slightly more common in women than in men.
Delusional disorder is typically a chronic (ongoing) condition, but when properly treated, many people with this disorder can find relief from their symptoms.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3800/3840.asp?index=9599   (1549 words)

  
 eMedicine - Delusional Disorder : Article by Irene Guryanova, MD
Delusional disorder is an illness characterized by the presence of nonbizarre delusions in the absence of other mood or psychotic symptoms.
Grandiose delusions in the absence of mania are relatively uncommon, and the distinction of this subtype of disorder is debatable.
Review of treatment of delusional disorder have not systematically addressed the question of what dose of antipsychotic is not typically sufficient to achieve remission of symptoms; however, one study (Morimoto, 2002) did note that their 11 patients with delusional disorder appeared to be adequately treated on fairly low doses of antipsychotic (4.7 mg of haloperidol).
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 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 15, Ch. 193, Schizophrenia And Related Disorders
In contrast to schizophrenia, delusional disorder is relatively uncommon.
Delusional disorder may arise in the context of a preexisting paranoid personality disorder (see Ch.
Studies indicate that delusional disorder does not generally lead to severe impairment or change in personality, but involvement with the delusional concern may gradually progress.
www.merck.com /pubs/mmanual/section15/chapter193/193f.htm   (461 words)

  
 Sacramento Christian Counseling -Delusional Disorder
This psychotic mental disorder is diagnosed when prominent nonbizarre delusions are present for at least one month and the symptom criteria for Schizophrenia have never been met.
The cause of delusional disorder is not known.
A delusional disorder appears to run distinct from schizophrenia and mood disorders, and does not appear to be a prodrome to either of these conditions.
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 Psychology Today's Diagnosis Dictionary: Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder refers to a condition associated with one or more nonbizarre delusions of thinking—such as expressing beliefs that occur in real life such as being followed, being poisoned, being loved or deceived, or having an illness, provided no other symptoms of schizophrenia are exhibited.
Disorder is not caused directly by use of substances or medical condition.
There are a variety of associated features to the Delusional Disorder including the development of an irritable or gloomy mood as a reaction to their delusional beliefs.
www.psychologytoday.com /conditions/delusional.html   (1154 words)

  
 BPhoenix: Information on Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder is characterized by the presence of irrational, false beliefs that have existed for at least one month's duration.
A number of subtypes of delusional disorder exist, and the illness can take many forms, but in all cases the individual's delusion is nonbizarre - meaning it consists of something that could occur in reality.
Delusional disorder can be effectively treated and people can recover, however, the earlier effective treatment is started, the better are the chances of recovery.
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 Amazon.fr : Delusional Disorder: Paranoia and Related Illnesses: Livres: Alistair Munro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Delusional disorder was defined as a persistent specific delusion not accompanied by the deterioration in personality and negative symptoms of anhedonia, lack of motivation, and social withdrawal that characterize chronic schizophrenia.
One of the difficult problems in treating patients with delusional disorders is that they do not believe they are ill. They are absolutely convinced that their delusional system is valid and accurately reflects reality.
Delusional disorder, once termed paranoia, was an important diagnosis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
www.amazon.fr /Delusional-Disorder-Paranoia-Related-Illnesses/dp/052158180X   (1150 words)

  
 Delusions | AHealthyMe.com
Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.
Individuals with persecutory delusional disorder are plagued by feelings of paranoia and an irrational yet unshakable belief that someone is plotting against them, or out to harm them.
Delusional disorder is typically a chronic condition, but with appropriate treatment, a remission of delusional symptoms occurs in up to 50% of patients.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/delusions   (721 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder: Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder: Merck Manual Home Edition
Delusional disorder is characterized by one or more false beliefs that persist for at least 1 month.
Delusional disorder generally first affects people in middle or late adult life.
A delusional disorder may arise from a preexisting paranoid personality disorder (see Personality Disorders: Cluster A: Odd or Eccentric Behavior).
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec07/ch107/ch107c.html   (475 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Delusional Disorder - This psychotic mental disorder is diagnosed when prominent nonbizarre delusions are present for at least one month and the symptom criteria for Schizophrenia have never been met.
Delusional Disorder, American Description - Nonbizarre delusions (i.e., involving situations that occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by spouse or lover, or having a disease) of at least 1 month's duration.
This group of disorders is characterized by the development either of a single delusion or of a set of related delusions which are usually persistent and sometimes lifelong.
www.nurses.info /mental_health_schizophrenia_delusional_disorder.htm   (360 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder - New Treatments, May 2, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Delusional disorder is characterized by the presence of irrational, untrue
This disorder is characterized by the absence of hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior or negative symptoms of schizophrenia (tactile or olfactory hallucinations may be present)
Delusional disorder is uncommon, with prevalence of 0.03%.
www.ccspublishing.com /journals2a/delusional_disorder.htm   (212 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder - Cambridge University Press
Delusional disorder, once termed paranoia, was an important diagnosis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and only in 1987 was it reintroduced into modern psychiatric diagnosis after being subsumed with schizophrenia.
Many instructive case histories are provided, illustrating manifestations of the various subtypes of delusional disorder, and related conditions in the paranoid spectrum.
Reactive and cycloid psychoses: the acute and transient psychotic disorders; 12.
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 Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a "psychosis" in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined.
People with delusional disorder often can continue to socialize and function normally, apart from the subject of their delusion, and generally do not behave in an obviously odd or bizarre manner.
A diagnosis of delusional disorder is made if a person has non-bizarre delusions for at least one month and does not have the characteristic symptoms of other psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
www.webmd.com /content/article/118/112882   (1422 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder: Molecular Genetic Evidence for Dopamine Psychosis
We suggest that delusional disorder, especially the persecution-type, includes a "dopamine psychosis," and that polymorphism of the DRD2, DRD3 and/or TH gene is part of the genetic basis underlying the hyperdopaminergic state that produces paranoid symptoms.
In the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria (WHO 1992), delusional disorder is diagnosed when: (1) delusions constitute the only, or the most conspicuous, clinical characteristic; (2) it cannot be classified as organic, schizophrenic, or affective disorder; and (3) affect, speech, and behavior are normal.
Delusional disorder has some clinical characteristics that are quite different from schizophrenia, such as later onset, gender difference (female > male), lack of schizophrenic negative symptoms and preservation of social function.
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 Delusional disorder
This disorder is characterized by the presence of non-bizarre delusions which have persisted for at least one month.
It is important to note the distinguishment between this disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, which is that in this disorder, the symptoms of hallucination, incoherence, and loosened association are not present.
It is generally believe that this the delusional disorder stems not from genetic or physical means, but rather from pathological early life experiences.
www.meta-religion.com /Psychiatry/Disorders/delusional_disorder.htm   (416 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder - RealAge Medical Encyclopedia
There are several types of delusional disorders, and it is possible for you to have more than one type.
Delusional disorder is a very rare condition thought to affect only about 3 people in 10,000.
It is known that the disorder is more common among people who have a close relative (a parent or brother or sister) with schizophrenia and that the disorder can be triggered by stress.
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 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mood and schizoaffective disorders have been ruled out, because the duration of any depressive or manic episodes that have occurred during the psychotic phase has been brief.
This disorder is not directly caused by a general medical condition or the use of substances, including prescription medications.
This disorder is not the direct physiological result of a general medical condition or the use of substances, including prescription medications.
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 Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Symptoms
Special note on counselling and manic depression: Although it is sometimes thought that bipolar disorder is treated solely through psychopharmacological means (i.e., with medication), in fact counselling and psychotherapy play an important and sometimes indispensable part in helping clients living with the disorder.
The DSM distinguishes two different forms of Bipolar Disorder: "The essential feature of Bipolar I Disorder is a clinical course that is characterized by the occurrence of one or more Manic Episodes or Mixed Episodes" (p.
The mood episodes in Criteria A and B are not better accounted for by Schizoaffective Disorder and are not superimposed on Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, Delusional Disorder, or Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
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 CJP - February 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The condition was renamed delusional disorder because of concerns that the common clinical term paranoid was vague in meaning and often applied inappropriately (3).
Although patients with delusional disorder were similar in mean age (48.8 years for men; 44.9 years for women) to their counterparts of a decade ago (44.3 years for men; 51.2 years for women), women were no longer significantly older than men at the time of case identification.
Recent cases of delusional disorder differed from those reviewed in 1995 in the occurrence of medical and psychiatric comorbid disorders (Table 2).
www.cpa-apc.org /Publications/Archives/CJP/2006/february/manschreck-RP.asp   (3049 words)

  
 Delusional Disorder - Mental Health Disorders on MedicineNet.com
Delusional Disorder refers to a condition associated with nonbizarre delusional thinking, i.e., expressing beliefs that occur in real life such as being followed, being poisoned, being loved or deceived or having an illness but no other symptoms of schizophrenia are exhibited (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Contributing factors to Delusional Disorder may include chronically reduced sensory input such as being deaf or blind and being socially isolated such as being an immigrant in an unfamiliar country (Morrison, 1995).
This disorder may also be associated with family traits such as jealousy, secretiveness and suspiciousness; Persecutory Type is the most common (Morrison, 1995).
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 Delusional Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
People who have this disorder generally don't experience a marked impairment in their daily functioning in a social, occupational or other important setting.
The delusions can not be better accounted for by another disorder, such as schizophrenia, which is also characterized by delusions (which are bizarre).
The delusions also cannot be better accounted for by a mood disorder, if the mood disturbances have been relatively brief.
www.psychoanalysis.net /~Kathie_Rudy/PSY3310/delusional.htm   (139 words)

  
 A Silver Lining : Criteria for Mood Disorders, Episodes, and Specifiers
Note: After the initial 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents) of Cyclothymic Disorder, there may be superimposed Manic or Mixed Episodes (in which case both Bipolar I Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder may be diagnosed) or Major Depressive Episodes (in which case both Bipolar II Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder may be diagnosed).
The mood symptoms in Criteria A and B are not better accounted for by Schizoaffective Disorder and are not superimposed on Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, Delusional Disorder, or Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Adjustment Disorder With Depressed Mood in response to the stress of having a general medical condition).
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 Paranoid Issue | Delusional Issue | Conduct Disorder Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Non-bizarre Delusional Problem including feelings of being followed, poisoned, infected, deceived or conspired against, or loved at a distance.
O.D.D Disorder Issue is a pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least six months, during which four (or more) of the following are present: Often loses temper.
4.The disturbance is not accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (i.e., dermatological condition).
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 Healthopedia.com - Delusional Disorder
A person with a delusional disorder has beliefs or perceptions that he or she thinks are true, but which are illogical or wrong.
Some psychological disorders are triggered by chemical imbalances in the brain.
This disorder usually begins when a person is between the ages of 40 and 55 but may occur at a younger age.
www.healthopedia.com /delusional-disorder   (363 words)

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