what is Truman syndrome

what is Truman syndrome
what is Truman syndrome
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Symptoms are paranoia, delusions and auditory and visual hallucinations. “They often experience a distorted reality, where they see and hear things that escape the perception of other people around them”, explains psychiatrist Antônio Geraldo, president of the ABP (Brazilian Psychiatry Association).

This feeling intensifies when they believe that they are victims of an elaborate plan, in which their lives are meticulously recorded and the data transmitted to third parties.
Antônio Geraldo, psychiatrist

It may be linked to mental illness. According to the psychiatrist, although Truman syndrome is not a diagnosis, its symptoms may be related to mental illnesses and disorders – as is the case with schizophrenia, classified as “complex and disabling”.

The symptoms of ‘Truman syndrome’ can be confused with some symptoms of schizophrenia such as delirium and hallucinations. It is believed that this ‘syndrome’ may be the initial stage or be related to other disorders.
Antônio Geraldo, psychiatrist

When is the time to seek help? The professional advises that the right time to seek psychiatric help is when behavioral changes affect academic, professional life and interpersonal relationships. The doctor will evaluate the set of symptoms presented and recommend appropriate treatment.

Only a psychiatrist can assess the cause of this syndrome, as several factors can trigger episodes of delusions, hallucinations and paranoia. Only a professional can carry out a thorough analysis of the condition, make the correct diagnosis and recommend treatment.

The article is in Portuguese

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