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What are delusions of grandeur?

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Delusions of grandeur are a type of mental illness called delusional disorder. It's when you believe that you have more power, wealth, smarts, or other grand traits than is true. Some people mistakenly call it "illusions" of grandeur.

SOURCES:

Cochrane: “Treatments for Delusional Disorder.”

Industrial Psychiatry Journal : “Understanding delusions.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Delusional Disorder.”

Clinical Psychology Review : “Grandiose delusions: A review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.”

National Health Service (UK): “Symptoms: Psychosis.”

Medscape: “Delusional Disorder.”

Clinical Psychology Review : “Grandiose delusions: A review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Delusional Disorder.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Impact of the DSM-IV to DSM-5 Changes on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health,” “Civil Commitment and the Mental Health Care Continuum: Historical Trends and Principles for Law and Practice.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Cochrane: “Treatments for Delusional Disorder.”

Industrial Psychiatry Journal : “Understanding delusions.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Delusional Disorder.”

Clinical Psychology Review : “Grandiose delusions: A review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.”

National Health Service (UK): “Symptoms: Psychosis.”

Medscape: “Delusional Disorder.”

Clinical Psychology Review : “Grandiose delusions: A review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Delusional Disorder.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Impact of the DSM-IV to DSM-5 Changes on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health,” “Civil Commitment and the Mental Health Care Continuum: Historical Trends and Principles for Law and Practice.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 20, 2019

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