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Types of Delusions

Auditory Hallucinations
Auditory Hallucinations

Delusions are a symptom of some mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophreniform disorder. Hallucinations, on the other hand, tend to only appear in people with schizophrenia or a psychotic disorder.

Delusion of Grandeur
Delusion of Grandeur

Although delusions might be a symptom of more common disorders, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder itself is rather rare. Delusional disorder most often occurs in middle to late life and is slightly more common in women than in men.

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Delusional Jealousy
Delusional Jealousy

Jealous: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that his or her spouse or sexual partner is unfaithful. Persecutory: People with this type of delusional disorder believe that they (or someone close to them) are being mistreated, or that someone is spying on them or planning to harm them.

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Erotomania or Delusion of Love
Erotomania or Delusion of Love

Love and being loved are common human emotions. Delusional variety of this emotion is called delusion of love, Erotomania or de Clérambault's syndrome. It is quite different from nymphomania or satyriasis, which are disorders of excessive sexual activity.

Induced Delusional Disorder or Folie a' Deux
Induced Delusional Disorder or Folie a' Deux

Induced delusional disorder (or shared paranoid disorder), also known as folie a' deux, is a relatively rare disorder typically characterized by the presence of similar psychotic symptoms in two or more individuals.

Olfactory Hallucination
Olfactory Hallucination

Delusions are a symptom of some mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophreniform disorder. Hallucinations, on the other hand, tend to only appear in people with schizophrenia or a psychotic disorder.

Persecutory Delusion
Persecutory Delusion

Persecutory: People with this type of delusional disorder believe that they (or someone close to them) are being mistreated, or that someone is spying on them or planning to harm them. It is not uncommon for people with this type of delusional disorder to make repeated complaints to legal authorities.

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Proprioceptive Hallucinations
Proprioceptive Hallucinations

Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Olfactory, Gustatory and Proprioceptive Hallucinations. Of the six types of hallucinations, one is a characteristic of mental illness, two are most commonly found coupled with drug use or abuse and the others are rare occurrences. Auditory hallucinations: Hearing voices is one of the commonly reported symptoms of psychosis.

Somatic Delusional Disorder
Somatic Delusional Disorder

Delusional disorder is characterized by the presence of either bizarre or non-bizarre delusions which have persisted for at least one month. Non-bizarre delusions typically are beliefs of something occurring in a person’s life which is not out of the realm of possibility.

Tactile Hallucinations
Tactile Hallucinations

Delusions are erroneous beliefs and hallucinations are perceptions of stimuli that don't actually exist. For example, a delusion may be a belief that the government is controlled by reptilian men who are poisoning the water supply to enslave the masses. A hallucination may be hearing "voices" or seeing ghosts.

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Visual Hallucinations
Visual Hallucinations

Delusions are erroneous beliefs and hallucinations are perceptions of stimuli that don't actually exist. For example, a delusion may be a belief that the government is controlled by reptilian men who are poisoning the water supply to enslave the masses.

source: diffen.com