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    New Mental Disorder: 'Truman Show' Delusion?
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    Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Just read this story on HuffPo about a possible new mental disorder called 'Truman Show' Delusion .

    It got me thinking, and I wondered what our members would have to say about it.

    Do you think this is a separate type of disorder (possibly exacerbated by all the reality TV) or just a version of a basic mental disorder, like delusional disorder , that has already been documented? Why or why not?

    Do you think new mental disorders happen based on changes in society and technology?

    Olivia
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    butterflygarden responded:
    I'm not a professional, but if you're delusional, you're delusional, right?

    Does it matter what the delusion is about? Is the treatment different?

    I'd be interested in hearing what others have to say.

    Butterfly


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