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Thoughts about wanting to kill oneself or others.
Mood-congruent concerns commonly accompanying state of depression and anxiety.
Pathological persistance of an irresistible thought or feeling that cannot be eliminated from consciousness by logical effort; usually experienced as unwanted and intrusive; associated with anxiety.
A person's false belief that others are talking about him or her (e.g. belief that people on television or radio are talking to, or about, the person).
Fixed, false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality, not consistent with patient's intelligence or cultural background; cannot be corrected by reasoning. This patient is exhibiting grandiosity.
Mood congruence is assessment of whether the delusion is consistent with the stated mood.
Types of Delusions:
1. Thought Insertion/Withdrawal – External agency is inserting and/or withdrawing thoughts into/from the patient’s mind.
2. Erotomanic – Conviction of another’s sexual interest or desire for the patient.
3. Grandiose – Conviction of elevated importance, power, or knowledge, or that one is, or has a special relationship with, a deity or famous person.
4. Persecutory – Patient is being attacked, harassed or conspired against.
5. Bizarre – An absurd, totally implausible, strange false belief.
6. Thought Broadcasting – Thoughts are audible to others.