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Delusional Disorder

What is Delusional Disorder?

Delusional Disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has delusions and unshakeable beliefs that are untrue or not based on reality. This disorder usually impairs normal social or occupational function. 


There are several types of delusions:

  • Erotomania: a belief that someone of important status is secretly in love with him or her
  • Grandiosity: a belief that one possesses special roles or have a special relationship with important figures         
  • Jealousy: a firm belief that one's spouse or partner is unfaithful
  • Persecutory: a fixed belief that one is under persecution or monitoring
  • Somatic: a fixed belief about health problems, bodily infestation, deformity or odour despite medical reassurance

The treatment of the condition includes use of medications and understanding of the patient’s circumstances. 

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