The individual believes that someone, usually famous, is in love with him or her.
A belief that he or she has a dysfunctional body part
A belief that someone is out to get him or her in some way
An idea that he or she is all important or of great importance
The person has the idea that the person's sexual partner is unfaithfull that is irrational and without cause. The individual ocntinues to search for evidence to jusitfy the belief.
A belief that he or she, a part of the body, or even the world does not exist or has been destroyed
Idea of Reference Delusion
An idea that whatever is happening in the environment is about him or her
Influence (alien control) Delusion
A belief that his or her thoughts are being controlled by external forces
Defense mechanisms that are overused by clients with psychotic disorders/suspicious behavior
Repression, Projection, Regression (causing self-care deficits), Denial (causing noncompliance)
Extrapyramidal Side Effects
A variety of responses that originate outside the pyramidal tracts and in the basal ganglion of the brain. symptoms include tremors, chorea, dystonia, akinesia, akathisia, and others. may occur as a side effect of some antipsychotic medications
Restlessness; an urgent need for movement. A type of extrapyramidal side effect associated with some antipsychotic medications
Muscular weakness or a loss or partial loss of muscle movement; a type of extrapyramidal side effect associated with some antipsychotic medicaitons
Involuntary muscular movements (spasms) of the face, arms, legs, and neck; may occur as an extrapyramidal side effect of some antipsychotic medications
Syndrome of symptoms characterized by bizarre facial and tongue movements, a stiff neck, and difficulty swallowing. It may occur as an adverse effect of long term therapy with some antipsychotic medications
A side effect of some antipsychotic medications. Symptoms mimic those of parkinson's disease, such as tremor, shuffling gait, drooling, and rigidity
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
A rare but potentially fatal complication of treatment with neuroleptic drugs. Symptoms include severe muscle rigidity, high fever, tachycardia, fluctuations in blood pressure, diaphoresis, and rapid deterioration of mental status to stupor and coma.