Delusional Disorder

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Delusional Disorder

  • BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Delusional Disorder - This psychotic mental disorder is diagnosed when prominent nonbizarre delusions are present for at least one month and the symptom criteria for Schizophrenia have never been met.

  • Delusional Disorder, American Description - Nonbizarre delusions (i.e., involving situations that occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by spouse or lover, or having a disease) of at least 1 month's duration. Criterion A for Schizophrenia has never been met. Note: Tactile and olfactory hallucinations may be present in Delusional Disorder if they are related to the delusional theme. Mental Health.com

  • Delusion Disorder, European Description - The ICD-10 Classification for Delusional Disorder. This group of disorders is characterized by the development either of a single delusion or of a set of related delusions which are usually persistent and sometimes lifelong. The delusions are highly variable in content. Often they are persecutory, hypochondriacal, or grandiose, but they may be concerned with litigation or jealousy, or express a conviction that the individual's body is misshapen, or that others think that he or she smells or is homosexual. Mental Health.com

  • eMedicine: Delusional Disorder - Delusional disorder, as defined in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), refers to a group of conditions in which the central feature is the presence of delusions in the absence of other symptomatology.

  • The Merck Manual: Delusional Disorder - The central feature of delusional disorder (previously called paranoid disorder) is the presence of one or more false beliefs that persist for at least 1 month. Delusions tend to be nonbizarre and involve situations that could occur, such as being followed, poisoned, infected, loved at a distance, or deceived by one's spouse or lover.

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