Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a psychotic disorder. People who have it can’t tell what’s real from what is imagined. Delusions are the main symptom of delusional disorder. They’re unshakable beliefs in something that isn’t true or based on reality.
Wiki Number: W053
Diagnosis: Delusional Disorder
US Patients: 1% of mental health admissions
Sex Ratio: M;W1½
Age Onset: Age 40
Brain Area: neurotransmitters
Symptoms: strong beliefs, despite evidence; psychotic-out of touch with reality; holds them defensively
Progression: Types: erotomanic – another loves me; grandiose, jealous, persecutory, somatic-error on a medical condition or defect.
Causes: genetic; neurotransmitter, familial component
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- Characteristics of Bipolar Patients with Cognitive Impairment of Suspected Neurodegenerative Origin: A Multicenter Cohortby Esteban Munoz Musat on November 27, 2021
Bipolar disorder is associated with an increased risk of dementia with aging. Little is known regarding this association, limiting appropriate diagnosis and management. We aimed to describe the characteristics of bipolar patients with late cognitive impairment for whom the hypothesis of an underlying neurodegenerative disease had been raised. We performed a retrospective multicenter study, recruiting bipolar patients over 50 years old from five French tertiary memory centers who had undergone...
- A Case Report of Opisthotonos Associated with Administration of Intramuscular Ketamineby Matthew W Morgan on November 23, 2021
CONCLUSION: This is the first reported case to our knowledge of ketamine-associated opisthotonos in the emergency setting. Emergency care providers should be aware of this potential side effect.
- Aripiprazole Long-Acting Injectable For An Elderly Patient With Delusional Disorder And Mild Dementiaby I-Chun Lee on November 19, 2021
- Delusional intensity as a prognostic indicator among individuals with severe to extreme anorexia nervosa hospitalized at an acute medical stabilization programby Kyle De Young on November 13, 2021
OBJECTIVE: Eating disorder-related beliefs among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) often approach delusional intensity. Research to date on delusional beliefs in AN has been cross sectional. Thus, it is unknown how the intensity of delusional beliefs changes over time and if such change has prognostic value.