What is delusional disorder? The quick answer: delusional disorder is diagnosed when a person has one or more delusions over a one month period or longer. Delusions Delusions are complex beliefs that are all-encompassing but false, and they don't change even when presented with proof to the contrary. For example, a man might have a… Continue reading Delusional Disorder
Despite the fact that 1.5% of the world's population has this illness, it’s still little understood by the general public. Contrary to popular belief, Schizophrenia isn’t the same thing as multiple personality disorder. But if it isn't multiple personality disorder, then what is it? Schizophrenia in a nutshell If you have Schizophrenia or know somebody… Continue reading Schizophrenia
Understanding Psychosis. "Schizophrenia [like psychosis] cannot be understood without understanding despair." --R.D. Laing According to the latest definition in the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, psychosis is a “fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior.” Have… Continue reading Have you ever been told your reality was defective?