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How does biology determine the development of delusional disorder?

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Researchers are studying how abnormalities of certain areas of the brain might be involved in the development of delusional disorders. Abnormalities in the functioning of brain regions that control perception and thinking may be linked to the formation of delusional 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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What are some environmental or psychological triggers for delusional disorder?

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