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What are the symptoms of delusions of grandeur?

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Someone who has delusions of grandeur has an unshakable belief in something that's proven to be false.

For example, they may believe that they:

  • Are a multimillionaire
  • Found a cure for cancer
  • Are related to a Hollywood celebrity

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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