delusional disorder

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A mental disorder characterized by one or more delusions that are prominent but not bizarre, such as being stalked, poisoned, loved from afar, deceived by a sexual partner, or having a physical abnormality. See erotomanic delusional disorder, grandiose delusional disorder, jealous delusional disorder, persecutory delusional disorder, somatic delusional disorder. See also Schreber case. Compare paranoid personality disorder, paranoid schizophrenia.

Subjects: Psychology.

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