Treatments for Delusional Disorder

Mike Skelton; Waqqas Ahmad Khokhar; Simon P. Thacker


Schizophr Bull. 2015;41(5) 

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Authors' Conclusions

Despite international recognition of this disorder in psychiatric classification systems such as The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, there is a paucity of high quality randomized trials on delusional disorder. There is currently insufficient evidence to make evidence-based recommendations for treatments of any type for people with delusional disorder. The limited evidence that we found is not generalizable to the population of people with delusional disorder. Until further evidence is found, it seems reasonable to offer treatments which have efficacy in other psychotic disorders. Further research is needed in this area and could be enhanced in 2 ways: firstly, by conducting randomized trials specifically for people with delusional disorder and, secondly, by high quality reporting of results for people with delusional disorder who are often recruited into larger studies for people with a variety of psychoses. Details are fully reported in the Cochrane review.[1]