delusional disorder

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Noun1.delusional disorder - any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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She said he is suffering from one of the purest forms of delusional disorder - and has never seen a case like it in Northern Ireland.
However, two psychiatric reports said Abdullah was suffering from a persistent delusional disorder which would be impossible to treat if he was sent to prison.
At the other end is the extreme enmeshment in shared delusional disorders.
The Syrian saleswoman, who medical reports confirmed suffers from a delusional disorder, was said to have visited her Moldovan co-worker at their workplace to discuss marriage.
33) Patients with delusional disorder, another illness characterized by psychotic symptoms, suffer from delusions, unaccompanied by any of the other above symptoms, for at least one month.
He appeared to be suffering from a delusional disorder which disinhibited him sufficiently to enact vengeful, retaliatory fantasies.
At final follow-up, 65 of these subjects had received diagnoses of nonaffective psychosis because they met the criteria for schizophrenia (53 subjects), persistent delusional disorder (3), or acute transient psychotic disorders (9).
Delusional disorder is a rare condition in which a sufferer clings to false beliefs about things happening in his life.
I am convinced there was a delusional disorder going on.
Primary DP is a delusional disorder of the somatic type in which the person has a fixed belief in some physical defect or medical condition.
Coverage includes assessment principles; mental disorders and conditions--mood disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorder, post traumatic stress, substance abuse, personality disorders, neurological and medical disorders, and impulsivity and aggression; outpatient, inpatient, and emergency treatment settings; treatment and management options, including psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy, psychotherapeutic interventions, and seclusion and restraint; working with special populations such as children, adolescents, and the elderly; and various special topics, such as forensic issues, legal issues, sexual violence, violence toward mental health professionals, intimate partner violence, workplace violence, and school violence.
In particular he finds that the king suffered from Paranoid Personality Disorder, which deteriorated into Delusional Disorder, both conditions as defined in the standard system of psychiatric classification.