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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My mother has developed delusion of infidelity disease. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I think my mother is suffering from a delusion of infidelity disease but she is not ready to accept it. She also gets very angry and out of control out of control. She can do anything in anger and thinks that she has no problems and is not ready to do the treatment. She has no problems bu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I think that she does not have only delusions of infidelity but she may have psychosis with many others delusions or hallucinations. You can give her medication covertly but she has to consult the nearest psychiatrist for a detailed evaluatio... Read Full »
How is delusional jealousy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is suffering from a delusion of jealousy for the last three years. What is the treatment for it? The main problem is that my dad has no insight of his problem. How much time will it take to recover? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment is antipsychotic medicines like Olanzapine, Aripiprazole, etc., followed by insight oriented psychotherapy after remission. But, please ensure that there are no other symptoms like delusions of persecution or control, hearing voices, sleep and ap... Read Full »
How can we lead a healthy life with delusions?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman, autistic and I live with delusions. I am aware of my delusion disorder. I have taken evaluations for schizophrenia before, and the result came back with early schizophrenia. Is it possible to live a healthy life with delusions? I am aware of my delusion disorder... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have early schizophrenia. If it is not affecting your healthy life, then it is fine. But it will progress with time. You need treatment to have control over your disease. I have seen many persons with delusional disorder doing functional and social life. If you do... Read Full »
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 icliniq.com. 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 impor... Read Full »
How can I deal with delusions?
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a problem with delusion. It is like an attack and I start thinking that my family members or my friends want to do something wrong with me and I suddenly get very angry and start shouting. The base of this problem is around 12 years ago when I spoke wrong about a female me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Delusion is a false belief, which is very firm and unshakeable. It is a symptom of psychosis, which is found in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, mania, etc. It is due to increased dopamine chemical in the brain. Other causes are genetic, sociocultural and ps... Read Full »
I have had a delusion for a few months that my coworkers are conspiring against me. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have become paranoid for a few months that my coworkers are conspiring against me and serving as informants for the FBI. Occasionally I believe that I have psychic powers, reinforcing my belief about my coworkers. I know both are likely delusions, but that does not stop me from dwelling... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Better assessment can be done if you answer the following questions. 1. Do you hear any unknown or known voices talking to you about anything, commenting on your actions, or commanding you? 2. Do you act upon those delusions? 3. Does anyone in your family or close... Read Full »
How long I need to continue Soltus for delusions?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male, and my height is 5 ft and 8 inches. I am currently on medication of Soltus 75 mg, which was earlier Soltus 100 mg. I am on medication for one year and a half. I was having delusions. I want to know till how long do I need to continue this medication as I am ga... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Soltus (Amisulpride) is an antipsychotic medication given to manage symptoms like delusions, hallucinations, thought disturbances, etc. These symptoms can occur in different situations like extreme stress, psychosis, etc. Discuss with your prescribing psychiatrist re... Read Full »
Is it necessary to change antidepressants if the symptoms persist even after increasing the dose?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had delusions and paranoia in the past due to marihuana use. I have had problems with depression and bipolar symptoms due to substance abuse. It has been two weeks that I increased Fluoxetine from 20 mg to 40 mg and Aripiprazole from 10 mg to 15mg. I switched tobacco smoke to IQOS... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, I understand that you are on these medications and are concerned about continuing therapy. It is always better to continue treatment. There will be a relapse of symptoms if you stop the medication abruptly. And also, it would be nice if you... Read Full »
Why is my brother doing crazy things lately?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a brother and he is doing crazy things. I am the only one in my family taking care of him. There is no one to care about him and I need some help to identify his problem. My brother believes that he is the person who created heaven and earth. He believes that he can bring a dead... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are worried about your brother. From your description, it seems like your brother is having delusional beliefs and related unusual odd behavior. It seems to be suggestive of psychosis. Conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder can cause these types... Read Full »
Do my symptoms indicate that I have schizophrenia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having delusions of grandeur. I am imagining that someone is watching me at home. I see shapes in shadows and light. I sometimes believe I am mighty, and people do not appreciate that. I like being left alone in my thoughts most of the time. I do not like socializing. I have convers... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me first reassure you that your symptoms do not point towards Schizophrenia. I hope that would be reassuring. The information you have provided is very brief. It is not clear about your age or what you do. But there are other important information you have provided,... Read Full »