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What is a delusion?

A person with schizophrenia may have delusions, which are very strong beliefs in things that are clearly not true. For example, a person with schizophrenia may believe that aliens are trying to control their thoughts, or that the government is plotting against them.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Paranoid personality disorder

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