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Erotomanic Delusion

The individual believes that someone, usually famous, is in love with him or her. 

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Somatic Delusion

A belief that he or she has a dysfunctional body part

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Persecutory Delusion

A belief that someone is out to get him or her in some way

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Grandiose Delusion

An idea that he or she is all important or of great importance

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Jealousy Delusion

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. 

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Nihilistic Delusion

A belief that he or she, a part of the body, or even the world does not exist or has been destroyed

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Idea of Reference Delusion

An idea that whatever is happening in the environment is about him or her

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Influence (alien control) Delusion

A belief that his or her thoughts are being controlled by external forces

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Defense mechanisms that are overused by clients with psychotic disorders/suspicious behavior

Repression, Projection, Regression (causing self-care deficits), Denial (causing noncompliance)

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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

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Akathisia

Restlessness; an urgent need for movement. A type of extrapyramidal side effect associated with some antipsychotic medications

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Akinesia

Muscular weakness or a loss or partial loss of muscle movement; a type of extrapyramidal side effect associated with some antipsychotic medicaitons

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Dystonia

Involuntary muscular movements (spasms) of the face, arms, legs, and neck; may occur as an extrapyramidal side effect of some antipsychotic medications

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Tardive dyskinesia

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

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Pseudoparkinsonianism

A side effect of some antipsychotic medications. Symptoms mimic those of parkinson's disease, such as tremor, shuffling gait, drooling, and rigidity

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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.