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 Delusional jealousy -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Delusional jealousy or Othello syndrome is a psychiatric (Condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning) disorder in which a person holds a ((psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary) delusional belief that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful.
Delusional (Zealous vigilance) jealousy can occur in both (A heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex) heterosexual and (Someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex) homosexual individuals although it is more often found in males than females.
One of the criteria for a belief to be diagnosed as a ((psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary) delusion is that the belief should be false.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/delusional_jealousy.htm   (486 words)

 Delusional disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delusional disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delusional_disorder   (311 words)

Jealousy is an emotion experienced by one who perceives that attention, love or affection is being given to a third party when it should rightfully be given to them.
Jealousy comprises a form of the deadly sin of envy, but implies a feeling of personal claim which is not present in envy, as well as the requirement of a third person.
The word stems from the French jalousie, formed from jaloux (jealous), and further from Low Latin zelosus (full of zeal), and from the Greek word for "ardour, zeal" (with a root connoting "to boil, ferment"; or "yeast"), originally a condition of zealous emulation.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jealousy.html   (253 words)

For example, a person sees a red car and knows that this means their food is being poisoned by the police.
, where a person believes that their partner is being unfaithful (and may even follow them into the bathroom believing them to be seeing their lover even during the briefest of partings) may result in the faithful partner being driven to infidelity by the constant and unreasonable strain put on them by their delusional spouse.
In practice psychiatrists tend to diagnose a belief as delusional if it is either patently bizarre, causing significant distress, or excessively pre-occupies the patient, especially if the person is subsequently unswayed in their belief by counter-evidence or reasonable argument.
www.bipolarworld.net /Bipolar%20Disorder/Diagnosis/diag2.htm   (930 words)

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