Definition of Delusional disorder

1. Noun. Any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role.

Medical Definition of Delusional disorder

1. A severe mental disorder characterised by the presence of delusions. The delusions may be related to paranoid, grandiose, somatic, or erotic themes. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusional Disorder

delusion of control
delusion of grandeur
delusion of negation
delusion of persecution
delusion of reference
delusional parasitosis
delusional powers or abilities
delusions of grandeur
delusions of persecution

Literary usage of Delusional disorder

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1. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Hallucinogen intoxication may also prompt hallucinogenic delusional disorder and a hallucinogenic mood disorder. However, hallucinogen-induced perceptual ..."

2. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"... household respondents were asked whether anyone in the household had the following conditions: schizophrenia, paranoid or delusional disorder, ..."

3. Mental Health Parity Act: Despite New Federal Standards, Mental Health edited by John Dicken (2000)
"Serious mental illness includes but is not limited to (1) schizophrenia, (2) schizoaffective disorder, (3) delusional disorder, (4) bipolar affective ..."

4. Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families by Vickie Kropenske, Judy Howard (1995)
"PCP overdose can result in psychosis (delusional disorder, mood disorder), fever, convulsions, coma (often prolonged, from 12 hours to days), and death from ..."

5. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Three family studies done in the 1980s failed to find an increased rate for schizophrenia in relatives of delusional disorder probands (Watt 1980, 1985; ..."

6. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Late paraphrenia (late-onset delusional disorder). ... Neuroleptics may be effective also for delusional disorder although there is little, if any formal ..."

7. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"... those who have been: Diagnosed with specific conditions such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, ..."

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