Delusional disorder

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is delusional disorder?

Delusional disorder is characterized by false beliefs that are considered non-bizarre and as such without symptoms of schizophrenia. Non-bizarre delusions, though false, is at least possible versus those that are completely implausible.

Common symptoms reported by people with delusional disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with delusional disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with delusional disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with delusional disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tremor(s)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypomania irritation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with delusional disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has delusional disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 10
40s 17
50s 11
60s 2
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from delusional disorder patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: