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“I’m Jose Rizal. I’m also Hitler!,” said an old man confined for years in the local mental hospital.
Delusions are a typical symptom of psychopathology, such as in schizophrenia etc.
Delusions are things falsely believed in the mind.
Here are common delusions:
1. Delusion of grandeur
— a person exaggerates or has an unrealistic sense of his importance, power, identity
2. Delusion of Persecution
— false belief that others are out to harm or persecute in some way, such as suspecting one is being watched or offered poisonous food
3. Delusion of Reference
— everything in the surroundings are related to the person
4. Somatic Delusion
— an unrealistic belief about the body
4. Control Delusion
— someone or something is controlling the person
A quote from Ryan Holiday says,
“What I’ve found ... is that realism and self-honesty are the antidote to ego, hubris, and delusion.”