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delusional disorder

patients have a crystallized, often single delusions

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how does delusional disorder differ from schizophrenia

delusional disorders do NOT have hallucinations or thought disorder like schizo and they can often have normal lives

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capgras delusion

patient feels someone has been replaced by an imposter

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fregoli delusion

patient holds a delusional belief that different people are infact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise

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what is thought that fregoli delusion is a result of?

lesion in the right temporal lobe and fusiform gyrus

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vampirism

delusion that one is a vampire

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lycanthropy

delusion that one is a werewolf

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psychopathic cannibalism

antisocial personality, psychopathy, sociopathy, with delusions

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folie a deux

syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another (think cult - first person psychotic, other people aren't but follow)

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folie imposee

likely has the delusion of another

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folie simultanee

incorporates delusion into his/her life

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conversion disorder

can be shared - 5/6 girls in rochester sharing a neuro disorder

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cotard's delusion

the delusion that one is dead, do not exist, missing organs
ME!

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krokodil

NOT a delusion but a heroin-like drug that rots flesh and makes bone appear
came from Russia/Eastern Europe

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morgellons/delusional parasitosis

somatic delusion/paranoid delusion - patient believes that are infested, can see and often see or feel parasites in or on them

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erotomanic delusions

believes that another person, often a stranger/famous person, is in love iwth him or her
stalking in these circumstance is delusional - not stalking for secondary gain

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treatment for delusional disorders

assumption is that they have too much mesolimbic dopamine activity similar to schizophrenia - antipsychotics are sometimes effect
psychotherapy to help patients cope, lower anxiety, agitation or responding to these symptoms if antipsychotics fail