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What are the treatments for delusions of grandeur?

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It can be hard to get help for delusional disorder because you may not even understand that you have a problem.

The main treatments are:

  • Medication. Doctors often prescribe medicine for psychotic symptoms and depression, and to balance your mood.
  • Mental health therapy. Some types of "talk" therapy may help ease grandiose delusions. With cognitive behavioral therapy, for example, you can learn to recognize and change unhelpful behaviors.
  • Involuntary treatment. If your delusions put you in danger of hurting yourself of others, you may need to stay at a hospital or a treatment center until you're stable.

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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