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delusion disorder

person has crystalized, fixed beliefs of an often single delusion. there are no hallucination!

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can people with delusional disorder live normal lives?

yes. often do.

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capgras disorder

delusion in which patient thinks that someone has been replaced by an imposter.

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fergoli

patient believes that different people are in fax the same person who changes appearance or disguise.

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what causes fergoli

temporal lobe lesions and fusiform gyrus.

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folie a deux

when a delusion is transmitted to another person.

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depersonalization/derealization disorder

feeling disconnected to one's person physically. not feeling in control of speech or physical movements. out of body experiences.

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cotard delusion

belief that one is dead

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bath salts user experience

HA, heart palpitations, nausea, cold finger, hallucinations, panic attacks, paranoia, violence, heart attack, kidney failure, liver failure, suicide, dehydration, increased tolerance for pain. skeletal muscle breakdown.

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Krokodil

heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone.

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morgellons

delusional parasitosis. somatic delusion in which the patient believes that they have a parasitic infection.

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erotomania

believes that a high-powered stranger, usually a celebrity is in love with them. usually occurs during psychosis in schizophrenia patients. patient believes that a secrete admirer is sending them telepathic messages of love through the media.. stalking during erotomania is delusional, not secondary gain.

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what is the neurobiology and treatment of delusions?

these are psychotic symptoms much like schizophrenia. we assume that it is hyperdopaminergic limbic activity. antipsychotics have limited use. psychotherapy is usually the only treatment.