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 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).
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.
It is worth noting that the term paranoia was previously used in psychiatry to denote what is now called 'delusional disorder'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delusional_disorder   (311 words)

 Delusional parasitosis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is not to be confused with (additional info and facts about Wittmaack-Ekbom) Wittmaack-Ekbom or (Feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs) restless legs syndrome.
The chronic condition is treated much as other (Any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role) delusional disorders and (Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact) schizophrenia.
An excellent fictional account of delusional parasitosis is given in the opening chapter of (additional info and facts about Philip K. Dick) Philip K. Dick's novel (additional info and facts about A Scanner Darkly) A Scanner Darkly.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/delusional_parasitosis.htm   (497 words)

 ipedia.com: Delusion Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
delusional memory - where a delusional belief is based upon the recall of memory or false memory for a past experience.
In other cases, the delusion may be assumed to be false by doctor or psychiatrist assessing the belief, because it seems to be unlikely, bizarre or held with excessive conviction.
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.ipedia.com /delusion.html   (1095 words)

 PRURITUS by Dr. Peivand Pirouzi, Ph.D. and Dr. M.A Pirouzi, M.D., Canada
Emotional stress and psychological trauma intensifies all form of pruritus and neurosis may be the cause for pruritus.
delusional parasitosis (a manifestation of monosymptomatic hypo-chondrical psychosis) of course can be a cause for complaint of pruritus.
To make a diagnosis of pruritus (localized or generalized) as psychogenic or psychiatric in origin, cutaneous and systemic causes have to be excluded.
www.fortunecity.com /marina/victory/11/pruritus.htm   (2209 words)

 Boreus July 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Today, this disorder goes by the name of delusional parasitosis, an accepted and treatable psychological condition.
I have also recently contacted a psychiatrist here on campus to find out if there is anything further that I can do at my end to help them find comfort, because no matter how fictional the attackers, the pain and distress such people feel is very real.
As a young lad living on Southern Vancouver Island during the early 1940’s, I had the distinct pleasure of living in a rural setting.
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