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Persecutory Delusion

This is one of the most common types of delusions, centering around a person’s fixed, false belief that others aim to obstruct, harm, or kill him/her.

See paranoid delusion for more information about this kind of delusion.

Example: A man believes he is the focus of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” which results in his being spied upon and plotted against.

Persecutory Delusion
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Persecutory Delusion. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2020, from