The term “grandiosity” is used to describe the larger-than-life feelings of superiority often experienced by those in a manic, hypomanic, or mixed episode. It has been described as an exaggerated sense of one’s importance, power, knowledge, or identity. It may contain religious overtones. It also occurs in delusional disorder.
References and Readings
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