Common "Delusion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Delusion is a mental disorder where one ardently believes some imaginary person, idea, or process is true. The belief is deeply rooted though absolutely imaginary and exaggerated. One may have bizarre delusions, non-bizarre delusions, mood neutral, or mood-congruent delusions. It may be a major symptom of some other disorder like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or more.

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Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most importa...  Read Full »

Will Olanzapine help in delusion and behavioral change in elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, This is about a 71-year-old male. Psychiatrist said that a plain CT scan and another CT scan should be taken with contrast, but after four attempts they could not create channel in his veins, so contrast CT scan of the brain was not done. Plain CT scan of the brain showed: Cortical ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have described, of paranoid ideation, suspiciousness, restlessness, decreased sleep are all indicative of a psychotic type of illness, most probably schizophrenia. It will require treatment from a psychiatrist with antipsychotic medicines. Olanzapin...  Read Full »

My father's insomnia and delusion are getting worse despite medications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father was alright one week ago. Suddenly one night, he could not get sleep, and that continued from that night. One or two days after, he started having some nightmares. He could not sleep, but he said he could see things, and he would consider them real. He kept saying something bad...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I do not feel it is a simple anxiety disorder. It will be more rational to state that it started with anxiety. Your father presents episodic clouding of consciousness. You have not mentioned anything, but he develops some...  Read Full »

My psychiatric medicines are causing hormonal side effects. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking Soltus 100 mg for delusion problem for a year. Now, I am absolutely fine. Before a month, the doctor has reduced my dosage to Soltus 75 mg. Now, I am facing hormonal problems like weight gain and amenorrhea. I am having my menstrual cycles once in two months (after taking som...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from delusion disorder and you are taking Tablet Soltus 75 mg for the problem. It can lead to raised prolactin level as side effects. So, either dosage reduction is needed or this drug should be replaced by another antipsychotic medication and psych...  Read Full »

I am concerned about getting skin flashes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About an year ago or may be earlier than that I would feel as if I am invisible to the public and sometimes my face skin flashes more than it should and then after nearly a year now it is like I am invisible again. When I walk in public nowadays, no one even makes an eye contact like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Are you trying to say you are actually invisible or it is just that you are interpreting other people's behavior? How do you know that your skin flashes more? Do you have symptoms such as a feeling that people around are talking about you o...  Read Full »

Is it fine to get visual hallucinations after taking Mirtazapine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on Mirtazapine for the past four months, treating episodical depression and panic attacks. Overall it was going good but yesterday I have experienced visual hallucinations for the first time. I will see my doctor in half a month only. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist. Visual hallucinations are due to organic brain lesion (epilepsy) or any substance abuse (alcohol or recreational drug). If it is just once in while then it is not problematic but if it is an increase in the frequency and distur...  Read Full »

I can see some shadows near my bed at night. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My height is 5 feet and 5 inches and my weight is 180 pounds. I see things that other people do not see. Always at night, I see shadows at the end of my bed as someone notices me. When I look at the shadow, either it will disappear or just walk away. I am not o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that either you are experiencing visual hallucinations or excessive visual imagery. The first one is never normal and can indicate serious illness related to your mind as well...  Read Full »

Why is there weird formation of characters in front of my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman. I have floaters in my eyes that mostly occur when I wake up in the morning but these floaters are not just wiggly lines, these are characters. They take the form of animals or a marching band or cartoon characters. They have been happening for approximately on...  Read Full »

Dr. Magalage Thilanka Kashyapa Perera

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You cannot call them floaters according to your description. Those are formed hallucinations. First, you have to know whether there is any organic abnormality like parietal lobe lesions in your brain affecting thevisual pathway. I think you should undergo full visual...  Read Full »

How to help a person with a psychological problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 59 years old and had angioplasty three years back. After angioplasty, he was on high medication. Also, he started to develop psychological problems. He is having illusions that my mom is having affair with whosoever comes to our house. He started troubling my mom a lot. Now, he...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This symptom of suspecting fidelity of spouse is known as delusion of jealousy. It is commonly seen in alcohol abusers or addicts. It is treated with antipsychotics. As he does not have insight or understanding into his problem, he is unlikely to see a psychiatrist and...  Read Full »

My husband is paranoid and thinks that everyone is staring at him. Is he suffering from a mental illness?

Query: Hello doctor, I think my husband is paranoid and delusional. He has issues with people; he says they're staring at him. This has happened at all the jobs he's had. He blames other family members for things that they have not done. Is he suffering from a mental illness? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It is almost clear that your husband does have paranoid thoughts and some delusions. There are continuous typical behavior patterns that signify that your husband has paranoid problems. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental dis...  Read Full »

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