Delusional Disorder

What is delusional disorder?

In this disorder the patient has one or more delusional belief(s) cheap jerseys wholesale for more than 1 month. In other words, in the case of a persecutory delusional disorder, which is the most common one, the patient may have the false belief (the delusion) that the water is being poisoned by the township (delusion of persecution).

In support of this delusion the patient may also have developed olfactory (smell) and tactile (touch) hallucinations that allow the patient to smell the poison and to feel it when the patient rubs the fingers under water coming from the tap.

There are several other types of delusional disorders depending on the underlying delusions: the grandiose delusion, the somatic delusion, a jealous type and cheap nhl jerseys others. The somatic type can cause a series of unnecessary investigations to look HÁT for an elusive (nonexistent) wholesale nfl jerseys parasite, to look for the yeast Ray Ban sale infection (that is not there) or the cause of the foul odor that only the patient can smell.

How is a delusional disorder treated?

Delusional disorder treatment can be difficult and consists at times of a combination of a brief course of antipsychotic medication. At other times simply a doctor’s examination is required to reassure the patient that all is well (after appropriate tests and exams). At other times, if patients are considered to be a danger to themselves or to others, hospitalization may be needed. The goal on the long term is to attempt to shift the patient’s attention away from the delusional belief and to help normalize cheap authentic jordans the patient’s life. There is some indication from follow-up studies that the jealous type has a better long term outcome than the persecutory type.

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