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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I hear several voices and get paranoid thoughts. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18 year old female. In the past year, I had been hearing several voices telling me to do certain things. Sometimes, I hear things that are not really present. Often, I feel like I am observing my own life as an outsider and this has been happening for two years. I also have trouble... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you have been facing a disturbed state of mind. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indication of a psychotic phenomenon called as hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as pers... Read Full »
Will a patient with paranoid schizophrenia have delusion all through the day and night?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a few doubts about schizophrenia. Will a patient with paranoid schizophrenia have delusion 24/7? Or they occur at a particular time or under situations like when they are alone doing nothing? If a schizophrenic patient is committing crimes will there be any pattern? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Delusions are fixed firm unshakable beliefs that are not in keeping with a person's cultural, social and educational background. If a person is deluded about something he has it 24x7. But that does not mean that all of his functionality will be gone. Except for the doma... Read Full »