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Delusional Disorder

Non-bizarre delusions including feelings of being followed, poisoned, infected, deceived or conspired against, or loved at a distance. Non-bizarre referred to real life situations which could be true, but are not or are greatly exaggerated. Bizarre delusions, which would rule out this disorder, are those such as believing that your stomach is missing or that aliens are seeking you out to be their leader.

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Delusional Disorder - Delusional disorder is characterized by nonbizarre delusions (false beliefs) that persist for at least 1 month, without other symptoms of schizophrenia. 3/5
  Delusional Disorder - Delusional disorder is classified as a psychotic disorder, a disorder where a person has trouble recognizing reality. Delusional disorder generally first affects people in middle or late adult life. Delusions tend to be nonbizarre and involve situations that could conceivably occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by a spouse or lover. 3/5
  Delusional Disorder - Refers to a condition associated with one or more nonbizarre delusions of thinking—such as expressing beliefs that occur in real life such as being poisoned, being stalked, being loved or deceived, or having an illness, provided no other symptoms of schizophrenia are exhibited. 3/5
  How to Identify Delusional Disorder - Delusional disorder is a psychotic mental illness that affects 0.03 percent of the population and occurs in middle to late adult life. The main feature of the disorder is the presence of non-bizarre beliefs that aren't true but could occur in real life. A person with delusional disorder might believe that someone is following her, plotting against her or trying to poison her. It was previously called paranoid disorder. 3/5
 
Types of Disorders: Delusional Disorder - Perspectives Medical Behavioral Cognitive Types of Disorders Anxiety Disorders Mood Disorders Personality Disorders Schizophrenia Delusional Disorder Sexual Disorders Somatoform Dissociative Disorders. 3/5
 
   
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