The intrusion of delusion and confusion

Delusion is the belief in something that is false and indicates an abnormality of a person’s thought content. These false beliefs are not a portrayal of one’s religious or cultural beliefs or their intellect. People with delusions will embrace their beliefs regardless of evidence that contradicts their delusion. The distinction between delusions and overvalued ideas (unreasonable ideas someone holds) can be difficult to distinguish from one another. A person with overvalued ideas has at least some level of doubt of their veracity. Someone with a delusion is completely convinced in the reality of their delusional thoughts. Mental, medical, and neurological disorders can cultivate symptoms of delusion.

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