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A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g., it is not an article of religious faith). When a false belief involves a value judgment, it is regarded as a (WORD) only when the judgment is so extreme as to defy credibility. Delusional conviction occurs on a continuum and can sometimes be inferred from an individual's behavior. It is often difficult to distinguish between a (WORD) and an overvalued idea (in which case the individual has an unreasonable belief or idea but does not hold it as firmly as is the case with a (WORD)).
Delusion
A delusion that involves a phenomenon that the person's culture would regard as totally implausible.
bizzare
The delusion that one’s sexual partner is unfaithful.
delusional jealousy
A delusion that another person, usually of higher status, is in love with the individual.
erotomanic
A delusion of inflated worth, power, knowledge, identity, or special relationship to a deity or famous person.
grandiose
Delusions or hallucinations whose content is not consistent with typical depressive or manic themes including: thought insertion, thought broadcasting, ideas of reference, and delusions of control, etc.
mood-incongruent
Include delusions or hallucinations whoe content is consistent with typical depressive themes (e.g. worthlessness, guilt, death, nihilism, or punishment) or typical manic themes (e.g., inflated worth, unusual powers, power).
mood-congruent psychotic features
A delusion in which feelings, impulses, thoughts, or actions are experienced as being under the control of some external force rather than being under one’s own control.
of being controlled
A delusion whose theme is that events, objects, or other persons in one’s immediate environment have a particular and unusual significance.
of reference
A delusion in which the central theme is that one (or someone to whom one is close) is being attacked, harassed, cheated, persecuted, or conspired against.
persecutory
A delusion whose main content pertains to the appearance or functioning of one's body.
somatic
The delusion that certain of one's thoughts are not one's own, but rather are inserted into one's mind.
thought insertion
Behavior that is not goal-directed or guided by any rational, preconceived plan, and may appear random, disconnected, or odd.
disorganized behavior
Speech in which the patient's statements are not logically connected to each other and the content of the speech usually makes no sense. Loose associations, derailments, and incoherence are examples of disorganized speech and, presumably, disorganized thought.
disorganized speech
A syndrome that includes one or more of the following symptoms: delusions; hallucinations; or disorganized speech, thought, or behavior. The thought disorders commonly include deficits in higher intellectual or executive functions such as the capacity to make and carry out detailed plans.
psychosis
The delusion that one's thoughts are being broadcast out loud so that the can be perceived by others.
thought broadcasting