Can delusional disorder be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent delusional disorder. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help decrease the disruption to the person’s life, family, and friendships.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/23/2018.

References

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