What kind of mental illness gives you delusional?
A delusion is an irrational belief that someone has about themselves or the world around them. It is a symptom of several mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and delusional disorder. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of mental illnesses that can cause delusions.
Schizophrenia is one of the most well-known mental illnesses and it is characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and difficulty communicating. People with schizophrenia may experience delusions related to paranoia (believing someone is out to get them or that they are being watched), grandiosity (believing they are more important than they really are), and somatic delusions (believing they have some kind of physical illness).
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood from mania to depression. When people with bipolar disorder experience manic episodes, they may have delusions related to grandiosity or religious beliefs. They may also have false beliefs about their own abilities or powers (such as believing they can fly).
Delusional disorder is characterized by having false beliefs that persist over time without any other major symptoms of mental illness present. Common themes of delusion in this type of disorder include erotomanic delusions (believing someone loves you even if there is no evidence for it) and grandiose delusions (believing you have special powers or abilities).
Delusions can be caused by many different types of mental illnesses. The most common mental illnesses associated with delusional thinking are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and delusional disorder. It’s important to note that not all people with these conditions will experience delusions; however, if you do notice any signs of delusional thinking in yourself or someone else, it’s important to seek help from a professional right away. With the right treatment plan and support system in place, it’s possible to manage these symptoms and live a full life despite having a mental illness.