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Delusional Disorder


  • […] oz-Negro JE...Cervilla JA 2018 7 The impact of depressive symptoms on the clinical presentation of Persistent Delusional Disorder. ( 29248867 ) Kulkarni K...Murthy P 2018 8 Delusional disorder in brain abscess: Searching the missing link. ( 29655049 )[malacards.org]
  • We report a case of a young male who presented with a single delusion regarding his sexual physiology. CASE REPORT Mr. A is a 19-year-old single engineering student, from a middle socioeconomic background.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Delusion disorder will become evident once the individual speaks about the irrational ideas and delusional beliefs that he or she possesses and refuses to listen to others who believe differently or who present clear evidence that disproves the delusional[crestwynbehavioral.com]
  • Items were rated as “present” or “absent.”[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • ––The present clinical diagnostic according to the ICD 10 is Persistent Delusional Disorder, F22.0 or Other Persistent Delusional Disorders.[tmj.ro]
  • Subscribe to journal Get new issue alerts Shaligram, Deepika MD * ; Choudhury, Partha MD † Letter to the Editor Author Information Authors *National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Bangalore, India, †North Cumbria Mental Health and Learning Disabilities[journals.lww.com]
  • The reliability and validity of GAF and SOFAS are well documented. 23 Social disability was measured using the German version of the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (DAS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] and widowhood among women may also be risk factors. [18] Delusional disorder is currently thought to be on the same spectrum or dimension as schizophrenia, but people with delusional disorder, in general, may have less symptomatology and functional disability[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Chronic Koro-like syndrome (KLS) in recurrent depressive disorder as a variant of Cotard's delusion in an Italian male patient. A case report and historical review. Riv Psichiatr. 2011; 46 :220–6. [ PubMed ] [ Google Scholar ] 7.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Persecutory Delusion
  • , participants experiencing a depressed mood who were not also experiencing persecutory delusions and participants experiencing both persecutory delusions and a depressed mood. 12 There are participants who were both paranoid and depressed and who did[tmj.ro]
  • Persecutory delusion – This type of delusion makes an individual feel as if he or she is being held back, attacked, or plotted against.[crestwynbehavioral.com]
  • (delusions that the person or someone to whom the person is close is being malevolently treated in some way), somatic (believes that they have a disease or medical condition), and mixed, i.e., having features of more than one subtype. [2] Delusions also[en.wikipedia.org]
  • The degree of conviction with which the patient held his belief despite evidence to the contrary suggested it to be a delusion, upon which he was acting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Trower and Chadwick (1995) have suggested that there are at least two different kinds of paranoia: "poor me" paranoia in which persecution is believed to be undeserved and in which self-esteem is relatively high and "bad me" paranoia in which persecution[tmj.ro]
  • […] clearly determined or characterized in any of the categories in the specific types. [10] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] The following can indicate a delusion: [11] The patient expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force, even when evidence suggests[en.wikipedia.org]
Psychiatric Symptoms
  • It is a semi-structured interview which evaluates the severity of psychiatric symptoms and each element was assessed on a scale from 0 to 6, according to their severity (0 absent, 6 extremely severe).[tmj.ro]
  • The Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale (SOFAS) was used to assess the individual's level of social and occupational functioning not directly influenced by the overall severity of psychiatric symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Flat Affect
  • Depressed mood (not fulfilling the criteria of major depression or other depressive episodes), negative symptoms such as flat affect or alogia, only occurred in PS patients and were not found in DD patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Olfactory Hallucination
  • In DD, secondary hallucinations (such as tactile or olfactory hallucinations deriving from the delusional context) rarely occurred (18.6%). Anxiety was found to be significantly more frequent in PS (53.7%) than in DD (16.3%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This may manifest itself in a variety of ways, ranging from childlike “silliness” to unpredictable agitation. Negative symptoms include diminished emotional expression, avolition, alogia and anhedonia.[mindyra.com]
  • […] are often quite suspicious and sensitive. [3] Antipsychotics are not well tested in delusional disorder, but they do not seem to work very well, and often have no effect on the core delusional belief. [3] Antipsychotics may be more useful in managing agitation[en.wikipedia.org]
  • The difference in the chronological criterion ( ICD-10 : 3 mo, DSM-IV : 1 mo) can practically be neglected because in clinical reality, DDs persist much longer. 5 We decided to use the term DD in this article.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • "Treatments". Retrieved 2010-08-06. Grohol, John. "Delusional Disorder Treatment". Psych Central. Retrieved 24 November 2011. a b c Shivani Chopra, MD; Chief Editor. "Delusional Disorder - Treatment & Management - Psychotherapy". Medscape reference.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Medical condition: In view of recent data and after a careful review of potentially neuroprotective treatment options in early psychotic illness, we have decided to replicate the findings of a randomized controlled t...[clinicaltrialsregister.eu]
  • If he is correct, it is imperative that we hone our diagnostic and treatment skills in order to improve the help we might offer to delusional disorder sufferers and to facilitate research which is so badly needed.[oxfordmedicine.com]
  • As with any other delusional disorder, the treatment is challenging and involves both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • In other words, the social and functional prognosis of DD, in spite of the persistence of its monothematic and monosymptomatic delusions, was significantly better than that of schizophrenia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • The rare work on this topic, however, supports the assumption that DD is not a genetic variant of PS. 37 – 39 Cardno and McGuffin, 8 overviewing the genetic research on DD, concluded that it is not clear whether there is a genetic contribution to the etiology[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • "Delusional Disorder - Epidemiology - Patient demographics". Retrieved 2013-04-15. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list ( link ) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list ( link ) Stephan Heckers, Deanna M.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • A range of considerably larger, epidemiologically rigorous studies is required, but the uncommonness and other features of the disorder strongly limit the prospects for ascertaining adequate samples. 8 Nevertheless, the data of clinical and prognostic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • This condition can have a significant negative impact on virtually all aspects of an individual’s everyday life; however it may not necessarily prevent that individual from functioning within society on a regular basis.[crestwynbehavioral.com]
  • : Secondary Prevention of Schizophrenia.[clinicaltrialsregister.eu]

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