Posts Tagged Under: delusions

Psychose Passionelle of Clérambault

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the Psychose Passionelle of Clérambault or Pure Erotomania is a delusions in which a woman claims that a man is very much in love with her ?

The man generally belong to a superior social rank o he is a prominent actor, a signer, a wealthy man, etc.

The patient interprets everythings as a proof of the love this man has for her. Sometime the woman sents letters to her “supposed” lover or demand a meeting.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Delusional Jealousy

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Delusional Jealousy is not merely an exaggeration of normal jealousy but a psychotic product ?

The patient with paranoid jealousy watches for indications that he is wright. He experiences a intense alertness toward minimal attitudes in others that confirm his delusions.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Cotard’s Syndrome

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In 1880 the french psychiatrist Cotard described what he called “délire de negation” or delusional state of negation ?

The patient denies any existence to the surrounding reality, nothing exists, the world has disappeared. At first the patient claims he has lost all sensation throughout his body; his physical reality is denied and later he affirms that he does not exist.

Every thing is denied in this delusional state and even the possibility of his death is denied, the patient consideres himself immortal. In some cases the person becomes depressed and refuse food.

Nowadays Cotard’s Syndrome is included in the paranoid syndromes.

 

(Eited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Grandiose Delusions

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Grandiose Delusions is a type of delusions characterized by the convictions that one is enormous by talent, attractive, or a great inventor, a prophet, etc. ?

Grandiose Delusions, also called delusions of “grandeur“, tend to be stable, persistent, and well organized.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Folie à deux

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the “Folie à deux” is a term introduced by Lasèque and Falret in 1877 to describe a delusions shared by to persons ?

Baillager was the first to reported a case in 1860.

A common delusions involve two persons ( if three is called “folie à trois“), and the majority of delusions are persecutory.

One of the two persons is a psychotic, and he is the dominant. This persons provokes a delusional development in a relatively dependent, and submissive one.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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