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10 Possible Causes for Delusion, Inappropriately Happy Affect, Paranoid Personality Disorder

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    […] who have used psychostimulants and soon after experience symptoms of chest pain, rapidly increasing body temperature, psychotic features (hallucinations, severe paranoia, delusions[health.gov.au] Tachycardia and increased alertness diminish, but hallucinations and delusions may occur.[merckmanuals.com] In such cases, symptoms of amphetamine psychosis commonly include paranoid and persecutory delusions as well as auditory and visual hallucinations in the presence of extreme[cochrane.org]

  • Cannabis Abuse

    Delusions in the pair ceased quickly and a return to cohabitation did not result in relapse in the absence of cannabis abuse.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A total of 39.6% of the users experienced hallucinations (mostly auditory), 54.2% experienced delusions (mostly ideas of reference and persecution), 85.4% had organic brain[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There were no statistically significant differences between the groups on the SAPS; the group of cannabis abusers had higher scores except for the delusions subscale.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disorganized Schizophrenia

    The most prominent features of disorganized schizophrenia are not delusions and hallucinations, as in paranoid schizophrenia, although fragmentary delusions (unsystemized[en.wikipedia.org] Blunted or Inappropriate Affect The term “affect” refers to a person’s emotional response (e.g. smiling when happy), including the way it is expressed (e.g. with their body[psyweb.com] What is schizophrenia or paranoid schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks, and sees the world.[helpguide.org]

  • Cocaine Abuse

    When high doses are used or the drug is used in binges, symptoms of cocaine use often include disorientation, delusions, paranoia, antisocial behavior and aggressiveness .[narconon.org] Damage to one’s liver, kidney, and/or lungs Irreversible cognitive impairment Permanent damage to the heart Permanent damage to blood vessels Malnutrition Hallucinations Delusions[sonorabehavioral.com] […] rate Constricted blood vessels Enlarged Heart Heart attacks Cardiac arrest Mental state: Euphoria Overconfidence Unusual excitement Aggressiveness Paranoia Poor judgment Delusions[narconon.org]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Abstract Twenty-four patients with phencyclidine intoxication were treated with either physostigmine (2 mg i.m.) or haloperidol (5 mg i.m.) based on the presence of delusions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Similarly, PCP intoxication in man can present with diverse symptoms: schizophrenia-like delusions and hallucinations; mania; violence, dyskinetic, catatonic, or stereotyped[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms in 11 patients suspected of phencyclidine intoxication included violent, aggressive behavior with delusions, hallucinations, agitation, and other signs of toxic psychosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Poisoning

    If taken in large enough doses, the drug may produce severe delusions and visual hallucinations.[usamdt.com] Toxicologists now know that eating ergot-contaminated food can lead to a convulsive disorder characterized by violent muscle spasms, vomiting, delusions, hallucinations, crawling[pbs.org] With LSD, delusions and true hallucinations occur but are rare, as are anxiety attacks, extreme apprehensiveness, and panic states.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Two patients each developed a single, fixed somatic delusion complicating their existing bipolar disorder.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Skokou M, Gourzis P: Demographic features and premorbid personality disorder traits in relation to age of onset and sex in paranoid schizophrenia.[doi.org] Yet in contrast to other psychotic phenomena, such as auditory hallucinations and persecutory delusions, GDs have received little attention from researchers.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypomania

    The self-important ideas may take the form of grandiose delusions and other delusions (such as persecution) may occur, as may hallucinations (eg voices).[web.archive.org] The most prevalent personality disorders in the hypomania spectrum group were obsessive compulsive (24%), avoidant (18%), and paranoid personality disorder (16%).[bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com] In severe cases there may be grandiose delusions (eg, belief that they are world leaders or monarchs), auditory hallucinations, delusions of persecution and lack of insight[patient.info]

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormone

    Delusions. Stunted growth in young users.[drugabuse.com]

  • Caffeine

    We report of case of apparent chronic caffeine-induced psychosis characterized by delusions and paranoia in a 47-year-old man with high caffeine intake.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In cases of much larger overdoses, mania, depression, lapses in judgment, disorientation, disinhibition, delusions, hallucinations, or psychosis may occur, and rhabdomyolysis[en.wikipedia.org]

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