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

Grandiose delusion.

Explanation

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

• Incorrect: Delusions of reference is when a person falsely believes that insignificant events or objects in the environment have personal meaning or significance. They may believe a person on the TV or in a book is speaking directly to them with a personal message.

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

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

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