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ICD-10 code: F22

Chapter: Mental and behavioural disorders

Understanding Delusional Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Delusional disorders are a type of mental illness that affect a person's ability to think clearly and rationally. People with this condition may have fixed beliefs that are not based on reality, such as believing that someone is out to get them or that they have a special power. These delusions can be so strong that they interfere with the person's daily life, making it difficult for them to function normally.

Symptoms of Delusional Disorders

The symptoms of delusional disorders can vary depending on the person, but some common symptoms include:

  1. Strong beliefs that are not based on reality
  2. Refusal to accept evidence that contradicts their beliefs
  3. Difficulty functioning normally in social, work, or personal situations
  4. Paranoia and suspicion of others
  5. Hallucinations
  6. Anxiety and depression
Causes of Delusional Disorders

The exact cause of delusional disorders is not known, but some factors that may contribute to the development of this condition include:

  • Genetics
  • Brain chemistry and structure
  • Trauma or stressful life events
  • Substance abuse
Treatment for Delusional Disorders

Delusional disorders can be difficult to treat, but with the right approach, many people with this condition can lead fulfilling lives. Treatment options may include:

  1. Medications to manage symptoms, such as antipsychotics
  2. Psychotherapy to help the person learn to cope with their symptoms and improve their social functioning
  3. Hospitalization in severe cases to ensure the person's safety

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a delusional disorder, it's important to seek help from a mental health professional. With the right treatment, it's possible to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Diagnosis Codes for Delusional disorders | F22