Delusional disorder is an uncommon mental illness with an estimated prevalence of 0.03%. Its low prevalence has likely contributed to the paucity of research interest in this area, leading to substantial gaps in knowledge concerning its treatment and management. In the absence of a robust literature, most clinicians rely on their experience and guidelines for treating schizophrenia when treating patients with delusional disorder. This article reviews the available literature that is specific to the treatment of delusional disorder. In addition, it focuses on specific forensic and medicolegal aspects of managing patients with delusional disorder.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Behavioral Sciences and the Law|
|State||Published - Jul 21 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health