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Cotard’s syndrome is the belief that one is dead or about to die; variations include other nihilistic beliefs. • Pseudocyesis is the delusional belief that one is pregnant. • Lycanthropy (werewolfism) involves the patient believing that, at times, he/she changes into a wolf. Some Diseases that May Present with Delusions #2 Acute Intermittent Porphyria and Porphyria Variegata, #4 Alzheimer’s Disease, #5 Arsenic Poisoning (acute), #13 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, 31 clinical observations Hallucinations Clinical Significance Hallucinations are perceptions that occur without corresponding, external stimuli.

The reports of other clinicians and/or family members may be helpful. Subtle or brief alterations in consciousness may be missed or misinterpreted. Clinicians might mistake very brief episodes of loss of consciousness for dissociative episodes, lapses of attention, or thought blocking. Clouding of consciousness may be mistaken for depression, lack of motivation, or normal sleepiness. Mild clouding of consciousness and subtle pathological hyperarousal or hypo-arousal may be difficult to distinguish from a mood disorder with irritability or an anxiety disorder with agitation.

Most often these incidents are reported to the clinician rather than observed by him/her. ” Learning what the patient recalls about the incident, distinguishing a loss of consciousness from a loss of muscle strength or coordination, and determining whether the patient was injured can be useful information. Obtaining the report of any witnesses to the event also may be extremely helpful. Brief Lapses in Consciousness Brief lapses in consciousness, especially those that last only seconds, may be readily missed or misinterpreted.

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