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A delusion, in everyday language, is a fixed belief that is either false, fanciful, or derived from deception. Psychiatry defines the term more specifically as a belief that is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process). As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception.
Deficit schizophrenics are physically different from other people

Deficit schizophrenics are physically different from other people

Researchers develop new system that creates 'virtual taste realities'

Researchers develop new system that creates 'virtual taste realities'

New study offers insight into development of delusions

New study offers insight into development of delusions

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Unlocked and loaded: Families confront dementia and guns

Unlocked and loaded: Families confront dementia and guns

Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses

Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses

American Academy of Sleep Medicine selects 2018 award recipients

American Academy of Sleep Medicine selects 2018 award recipients

Coexisting gender dysphoria and psychosis can be treated with gender affirming therapies, study shows

Coexisting gender dysphoria and psychosis can be treated with gender affirming therapies, study shows

How can deep learning impact healthcare?

How can deep learning impact healthcare?

Computer algorithm may be useful in early diagnosis of schizophrenia

Computer algorithm may be useful in early diagnosis of schizophrenia

Does smoking increase the risk of developing psychosis?

Does smoking increase the risk of developing psychosis?

Metacognitive training benefits accumulate over time for schizophrenia patients

Metacognitive training benefits accumulate over time for schizophrenia patients

Viewpoints: 'Triage' at the VA; GOP can't 'fix' health law; mental health problems in LA jail

Viewpoints: 'Triage' at the VA; GOP can't 'fix' health law; mental health problems in LA jail

Study defines specific genetic mechanism that explains some of schizophrenia's heritability

Study defines specific genetic mechanism that explains some of schizophrenia's heritability

Hallucinations common suicide motive in schizophrenia patients

Hallucinations common suicide motive in schizophrenia patients

Lack of insight linked to disengagement with CBT for psychosis

Lack of insight linked to disengagement with CBT for psychosis

Researchers find mechanism for spatial self-awareness that combines visual cues with body motion

Researchers find mechanism for spatial self-awareness that combines visual cues with body motion

Dreams and delusions are associated with faulty "reality testing", shows research

Dreams and delusions are associated with faulty "reality testing", shows research

Heritable bipolar phenotypes pinned down

Heritable bipolar phenotypes pinned down