delusional disorder


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delusional disorder

 
a mental disorder marked by well-systematized, logically consistent delusions with no other psychotic feature. There are six subtypes on the basis of the predominant delusional theme: persecutory, jealous, erotomanic, somatic, grandiose, and mixed. See also individual subtypes under delusion.

de·lu·sion·al dis·or·der

a severe mental disorder characterized by the presence of delusions. The delusions may be related to paranoid, grandiose, somatic, or erotic themes.

delusional disorder

DSM IV–297.1 Psychiatry A mental disorder characterized by the presence of one or more nonbizarre delusions that persist for more than one month in a person who has not ever had a symptom presentation meeting Criterion A for schizophrenia Types Erotomanic, grandiose, jealous, persecutory, somatic, mixed, unspecified. Cf Schizophrenia.

de·lu·sion·al dis·or·der

(dē-lūzhŭn-ăl dis-ōrdĕr)
Severe mental illness characterized by the presence of delusions; may be related to paranoid, grandiose, somatic, or erotic themes.

Delusional disorder

Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.
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