Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusions of grandeur


Definition: False beliefs about one’s exaggerated abilities, position, wealth and/or power which cannot be corrected by reasoning (Petho and Ban 1989).


ExplorationThe presence of delusions of grandeur can be established by interviewing the patient.




Petho B, Ban TA. DCR Budapest-Nashville in the diagnosis and classification of functional psychoses. Psychopathology 1989; 21: 153-240.


August 16, 2018