Delusions of Grandeur

United States
June 17, 2007 5:15pm CST
There are many types of delusional disorders that can be diagnosed now-a-days. The layperson typically thinks of delusions as being "paranoid". Delusions of Paranoia cause you to believe you are being persecuted, followed, and/or being plotted against. But there are others, including but not limited to: Erotomanic Type which is basically the delusional person thinks a person of great importance is in love with them. Grandiose Type which includes delusion of inflated worth, power, knowledge and such. Somatic Type which are delusions that the person has some physical defect or a medical condition that really does not exsist. I have actually had the chance to meet several people that suffer from one form or another of delusions. Most pose no threat to the people around them but they are hard to deal with on an everyday basis. Have you ever had to deal with someone day in and day out that is or could be delusional? Is it a personal choice to deal with these people or do they basically make you deal with them even if you don't want to. You can read more about these types of delusions and other mental and behavior disorders here:
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@tredale (1309)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
I have a friend who I chose to deal with due to him being brought up by my mum since he was 14years of age and we are the only family he has. He thinks bikies and the police are after him. He will accuse on a regular bases that you have called the cops on him. These days I just reasure him we havent and he is safe here. But in time gone by he use to make me quite angry. I think patience for me is the key.
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@Riptide (2758)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Yes, I have dealt with people like that and they don't leave you much of a choice. They make you deal with them, because they are attention seekers.
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