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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Those are certainly prominent in severe psychoses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or delusional disorder. But psychosis is actually a continuum of varying severity across most psychiatric disorders, although they carry different diagnostic labels.
The decision was made after the defendant was examined by experts who unanimously agreed he suffered from a delusional disorder.
"The patient (Patient A) had a history of mental illness (delusional disorder) and was on a range of medication.
According to DSM-V, any kind of bizarre or non-bizarre false belief concludes the diagnosis of delusional disorder. Many delusional patients have delusions about skin diseases.
For some inexplicable reason and as if there is a lack of common European understanding and response to what matters most, European governments seem to have completely abandoned any fundamental reform agenda, and the rise in public spending -- as if the EU is suffering by a chronic delusional disorder, insisting to financing low productivity -- combined with lower tax revenues and growth, could very well erode the confidence in the solvency of the Eurozone major economies.
Most frequent diagnosis among patients was Depression with psychotic features [(n=17), 28.3%] followed by Mania with psychotic features [(n=13), 21.7%], Acute and transient psychotic episode [(n=12), 20%], Schizophrenia [(n=11), 18.3%], and Delusional disorder [(n=7), 11.7%].
He was diagnosed as case of delusional disorder and was released by court after five years of trial on the mental illness grounds, told sources.
Therefore, the delusional variant of BDD is no longer considered a delusional disorder but rather as a specifier.
Keers, who has a "delusional disorder", added that he was "panicking with anxiety" and had had "four or five pints" after attending the funeral of a friend earlier that day.
He admitted to the court yesterday he was sectioned in 2009 and said some of his words were as a result of a "relapse of a previous delusional disorder".
Lawyers for Battaglia launched a last-minute appeal with the US Supreme Court to spare his life, arguing he suffers from severe mental illness and his "perception of reality may be so distorted that he is incompetent to be executed." They said three experts who examined him found he has "delusional disorder of the persecutory type," and was mentally incompetent for execution.
Is anorexia nervosa a delusional disorder? An assessment of eating beliefs in anorexia nervosa.