Science / Psychiatry / Delusion: false personal belief based on incorrect inference about external reality and firmly held despite evidence to the contrary. Not explicable on the grounds of the patients cultural or social background.

Other Words for Delusion

Delusion Noun Synonyms: deception, trick, stratagem, artifice, ruse, pretence

Persecutory Delusion

Science / Psychiatry / Persecutory Delusion: 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. MORE

Bizarre Delusion

Science / Psychiatry / Bizarre Delusion: A delusion that involves a phenomenon that the persons culture would regard as totally implausible. MORE

Delusional Jealousy

Science / Psychiatry / Delusional Jealousy: The delusion that ones sexual partner is unfaithful. erotomanic A delusion that another person, usually of higher status, is in love with the individual. MORE

Nihilistic Delusion

Science / Psychiatry / Nihilistic Delusion: delusional belief that oneself, or others or the world does not exist or is about to cease to exist MORE

Delusional Perception

Science / Psychiatry / Delusional Perception: new and delusional significance is attached to a familiar real perception without any logical reason. MORE

Delusions Of Reference

Science / Psychiatry / Delusions Of Reference: the behaviour of others or objects and event (e.g. television broadcasts) believed to refer to oneself in particular. When similar thoughts are held with less than delusional intensity they are called MORE