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How do doctors diagnose delusional disorder?

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Delusional disorder is a serious mental illness. Your doctor usually will check you and take your medical history. No lab tests can specifically diagnose delusional disorder. But your the doctor might use various diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies or blood tests, to rule out physical illness as the cause of your symptoms.

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

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