Systematized Delusion

By Renée Grinnell

A fixed, false system of beliefs with complex logical structure, constructed in order to protect the coherence of a single central delusion.

Example: The patient relates an elaborate tale of persecution spanning more than 20 years, incorporating numerous details that fit together perfectly.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Sep 2011

 

 
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