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Is Delusion an Emotion?

Delusions are perceived to be real beliefs that feel very real to an individual, while psychiatrists define delusion as the abnormal attachment of meaning or significance to real objects or experiences without rational or emotional causes. Researchers must gain more understanding about why some delusions provide protection. It may serve a protective function by shielding individuals from painful truths; however, researchers need to explore this further in order to fully [more…]