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1

What is the DSM5 criteria for a delusional disorder?

delusion(s) persisting > month
Not schizophenia

outside of delusion or its ramifications, functioning not significantly impaired

not attributable to substances or other psychiatric or medical conditions

2

Do delusion disorders involve hallucinations?

no

3

Are delusion disorders psychotic conditions?

yes

4

Are delusion disorders "thought disorders"?

no - not like schizophenia - people with delusion disorders usually don't appear to suffer from psychotic condition unless their specific delusion comes to light

5

Are single or multiple delusions more common among delusion disorders?

single - very detailed and apparently clear (crystallized) fixed false believe is more common than multiple delusions

6

Which delusion disorder?

Delusion where patient feels someone has been replaced by an imposter

Capgras Delusion

7

Which delusion disorder?

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

Fregoli Delusion

8

Which delusion disorder?

The delusion that one is a vampire

Vampirism

9

Which delusion disorder?

The delusion that one is a werewolf

Lycanthropy

10

Which delusion disorder?

The delusion that consumption of human flesh confers a unique and desirable effect that is unrelated to rescue from starvation.

Psychopathic Cannibalism

11

Which delusion disorder?

Syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another.

Folie a Deux/Shared Delusion Disorder/ Zombiesm

12

Which delusion disorder?

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

Cotard’s Delusion

13

The delusion that one is infested, often can see or feel parasites in or on them

Morgellons/Delusional Parasitosis

14

a condition in which psychological stress manifests somatic symptoms of a disease with no underlying physical cause

Conversion disorder - not a delusion disorder

15

Which delusion disorder is most often associated with Antisocial personality, psychopathy, sociopathy

Psychopathic Cannibalism

16

Which delusion disorder?

Delusion in which one believes that another person, usually a stranger, high-status or famous person, is in love with them.

Erotomanic Delusions

Stalking is common -- it is delusional, not stalking for secondary gain

17

What is the pathophysiological basis for delusion disorders?

assumption is that they have too much mesolimbic dopamine activity similar to schizophrenia

18

What type of delusion is Morgellons?

Somatic delusion/ Paranoid delusion

19

Does psychotherapy help in treatment of delusional disorders?

May help patients cope, lower anxiety, agitation or ability to respond to these symptoms if antipsychotics fail

20

What is flawed about the dopamine theory of delusion disorders?

antidopaminergic antipsychotics sometimes effective but often not

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