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127 Possible Causes for Persecutory Delusion

  • Depression

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  • Reactive Depression

    BACKGROUND: Patients receiving long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) have catheter-related infections, reactive depression, and other recurrent problems that decrease their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Interactive Educational Videotaped Interventions (IEVI) designed to prevent HPN[…][]

  • Endogenous Depression

    Abstract We assessed the 8:00 AM ratio of free cortisol/18-hydroxy-11-deoxycorticosterone (18-OH-DOC) in 56 endogenous depressive inpatients and in 22 normal volunteers. A ratio higher than 40 was associated with a diagnostic sensitivity for endogenous depression of 75%, a specificity of 95.5%, and a diagnostic[…][]

  • Severe Depressive Episode

    […] symptoms: persecutory or self-referential delusions, or hallucinations without affective content Most patients return to normal mood between episodes, although around 20%[] Mood-congruent psychotic symptoms: delusions of guilt, worthlessness, bodily disease, or impending disaster; or condemnatory auditory hallucinations Mood-incongruent psychotic[]

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    Refusal to eat based on persecutory delusions in chronic psychotic patients can cause malnutrition and result in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.[] The following is a typical pattern: An individual may have pronounced auditory hallucinations and persecutory delusions for 2 months before the onset of a prominent Major[] Types of delusions include paranoid/persecutory, religious, erotic, grandiose (for example, false beliefs of superiority), jealous, body (somatic), or mixed (more than one[]

  • Schizophrenia

    Dysfunctional attitudes about attachment and performance in schizophrenia form the infrastructure for persecutory delusions and negative symptoms, respectively.[] Clarifying the role of the JTC bias in delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 12, 46 – 77. Freeman, D ( 2007 ). Suspicious minds: the psychology of persecutory delusions.[] Persecutory delusions and attributional style. British Journal of Medical Psychology 62, 191 – 198. Kinderman, P, Bentall, RP ( 1997 ).[]

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Yet in contrast to other psychotic phenomena, such as auditory hallucinations and persecutory delusions, GDs have received little attention from researchers.[] Persecutory delusions--People with delusions of persecution believe that they are constantly being persecuted, conspired against, attacked, etc., when nothing is actually[] Delusions Two types of delusions can occur during a manic episode: grandiose or persecutory delusions.[]

  • Alcohol Hallucinosis

    Patients with AIPD presented mainly with auditory hallucinations, delusions (with predominant persecutory themes) and anxiety in the presence of a clear consciousness.[]

  • Organic Delusional Disorder

    Abstract Three organic delusions, namely, “persecutory delusions in psychotic disorder following traumatic brain injury (PDFTBI),” “Capgras syndrome, a major form of delusional[] Persecutory delusions revolve around a feeling that you are being singled out for mistreatment.[] Keywords Anosognosia Capgras syndrome Neuropsychology Persecutory delusion Somatoparaphrenia References 1.[]

  • Delusion

    Abstract OBJECTIVE: The major cognitive theories of persecutory delusion formation and maintenance are critically examined in this article.[] This “persecutory delusion as defense” hypothesis therefore predicts that persecutory delusions will be associated with 1) normal levels of overt self-esteem (the defense’[] In the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the main feature of the persecutory type of delusional disorder.[]

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