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Delusional Disorder

 

Delusional disorder is a chronic psychological condition where a person firmly believes in some non-bizarre delusion/ delusions or imaginary ideas which actually do not exist.

Causes
Causes are not clear but some possibilities are:

  • Heredity
  • Brain abnormalities
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse

Symptoms

  • Delusions or false beliefs despite proof of their non existence
  • No cognitive impairment and absence of any other psychotic symptoms
  • Hallucinations related to the false belief

Treatment

  • Antipsychotic medication
  • Psychotherapy to educate the patient and the family about the problem

Prevention
There is no known way to prevent delusional disorders.