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    Delusional Disorder, also known as psychosis, is a disorder that which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. People with this type of disorder tend to think that things and people are always out to get them. They jump at the fear of their own shadows and are always constantly thinking that people are trying poison or kill them. They are afraid that people will deceive them, conspire against them, or love them from a distance. What could have happened in a dream may be a reality to them so they bring it up into real life situations and act on it as if nothing is wrong. Delusional Disorder causes people to highly over exaggerate about things that are not true and will not become true. However, they do go about their normal routines with everything, but shaking the feeling of someone following them may be hard to do. This disorder is very rare, but the funny thing about it, people who do not have this disorder think that they do. This disorder is in relation to Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia changes the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, and perceives reality. They react differently to their family members. It may become hard for someone who do not know what is mentally wrong with an individual who develops a disorder as common as this one. Types of delusional disorders:…

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    Andrew created aliases for both him and his wife. Andrew Laeddis became Teddy Daniels, a man of principle who was strongly committed to uncovering the truth. There are several other disorders that he could have been diagnosed with, but due to certain symptoms, or lack thereof, I conclude that the diagnosis of Delusional Disorder is correct. In order to be diagnosed with Delusional Disorder, several criteria must be met. Andrew is in severe distress and severely impaired due to his disorder.…

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    Delusional disorder is a mental illness in which the patient presents with delusions, but with no accompanying prominent hallucinations, thought disorder, mood disorder, or significant flattening of affect. People suffer from that condition cannot make the difference between the reality and their imagination. The condition is considered as a very rare psychological condition. Most of the people who suffer from that condition tend to function and socialized normally outside of their delusion.…

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    Erotomanic type delusional disorder can be defined as a patient believing one is in love with or sexually desires him or her. Erotomanic type is diagnosed in about 15 out of 100,000 cases each year in the population (Knott, 2014). It was originally known as Clerambault’s syndrome but has now taken the form as another subtype of delusional disorder (Farriols, Frias, Martinez & Palma, 2014). The cause of erotomanic delusions is currently unknown but it is seen more in females than males. This…

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    Delusional disorders have many different causes that have been recorded. Cases have been made that the diagnosis of any type of delusional disorders can be related to gender, age, hereditary genes and even brain damage. The first prominent source of delusional disorders has to do with gender. Gender has been known to be the primary predicting factor in multiple disorders and diseases. For example, in most forms of autism (i.e. Asperger’s) boys are several times more likely to be diagnosed…

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    Grandiose type delusional disorder is when one firmly believes they are a person of high social standing or even at celebrity status despite significant evidence that they are obviously not (Gloom, 2015). Grandiose delusions are often associated with religious, fictional and even supernatural themes that cause a perceived sense of importance for no reason at all (Gloom, 2015). Although the specific cause of these delusions has not been made exact, studies have found that causes stem from…

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    Throughout the film, we see Andrew suffering from several nonbizarre delusions. Also, criteria for Schizophrenia were never met. Hallucinations are present, yet functioning is not severely impaired in any way. His disorder does not appear to be due to substance abuse or a general medical condition. Therefore, the disorder that fits best for this character is Delusional Disorder, Persecutory Type. An argument could be made for Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; however, I examined…

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    When analyzing Lars and the Real Girl, the diagnosis of Delusional Disorder from the DSM- V satisfied the sociocultural factor of culture, race and religion. Expected social norms weren’t carried out in the beginning of the movie, in which Lars wasn’t hitting the correct social cues. In many ways, there are people who can influence our behavior, and being in the presence of others set expectations. (McLeod 2008) In various situations, we expect people to behave a certain way, and find it odd…

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    In reference to the Case Study Vignette- Hector there were several relative factors that contributed to his diagnosis of Delusional Disorder. Hector has been experiencing a variety of symptoms. He was suspended from school after he walked into his classroom and stated, "I am the Joker and I am looking for Batman", he refused to leave the classroom and was later escorted out by campus police. Within the past year Hector has begun exhibiting increasingly odd behaviors. Hector 's brother has…

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    believed that Madame M was experiencing a mental breakdown. However, Dr. John Capgras noticed that this phenomena that Madame M was experiencing was actually a psychological disorder. Although not common, it was prominently seen in women of all groups. Therefore, many believed that this disorder was only a disorder that women could have. But, it was later proven that men could suffer from this syndrome as well. Since patients experience delusions, this disorder is commonly associated with…

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