Do you or have you suffered from delusional thinking? Below is a definition of delusional thinking:
False personal beliefs that are not subject to reason or contradictory evidence and are not explained by a person?s usual cultural concepts. Delusions may take on different themes. For example, patients suffering from paranoid-type symptoms - often have delusions of persecution, or false and irrational beliefs that they are being cheated, harassed, poisoned, or conspired against. These patients may believe that they, or a member of the family or someone close to them, are the focus of this persecution. In addition, delusions of grandeur, in which a person may believe he or she is a famous or important figure, may occur in schizophrenia. Sometimes the delusions experienced by people with schizophrenia are quite bizarre; for instance, believing that a neighbor is controlling their behavior with magnetic waves; that people on television are directing special messages to them; or that their thoughts are being broadcast aloud to others.