Grandiose delusions: a review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.

  title={Grandiose delusions: a review and theoretical integration of cognitive and affective perspectives.},
  author={Rebecca Knowles and Simon McCarthy-Jones and Georgina Rowse},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={31 4},
Grandiose delusions (GDs) are found across a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including in around two-thirds of patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, half of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well as in a substantial proportion of patients with substance abuse disorders. In addition, over 10% of the healthy general population experience grandiose thoughts that do not meet full delusional criteria. Yet in contrast to other psychotic phenomena, such as auditory hallucinations and… CONTINUE READING
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