When a patient is admitted to the psychiatric unit, he proclaims, "I am the Duke of York! How dare you touch me!" This is an example of:


•Grandiose delusion is when a person is convinced he or she has special powers or abilities, or is a famous person.

•Delusions of reference is when a person falsely believes that insignificant events or objects in the environment have personal meaning or significance.

•Delusional parasitosis is the delusion that one is infested with insects, bacteria, worms, etc.

•Persecutory delusions involve the idea of one being persecuted, followed, harassed, drugged, or conspired against.

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