What Are Delusions Of Persecution?

Yung A.R., McGorry P.D., McFarlane C.A., Jackson H.J., Patton G.C., Rakkar A. Monitoring and care of young people at incipient risk of psychosis. People who experience this type of delusion believe others are attempting to communicate with them non-verbally, relaying messages that are often in contradiction to their verbal expressions or apparent intent. The results provide satisfactory that the REF scale could be used to study psychosis.

These are named for the 5 senses and refer to hallucinations you can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel respectively. A person may experience hallucinations for a number of reasons, including they are on illicit substances or they are experiencing psychotic disorders. They may have a delusional disorder or some other type of mental illness that hasn’t been diagnosed.

It is believed that, as with other mental disorders, a tendency to develop delusional disorder might be passed on from parents to their children. Bentall and others proposed that negative events that could potentially threaten the self-esteem are attributed to others so as to avoid a discrepancy between the ideal self and the self that is as it is experienced. An extreme form of a self-serving attributional style should explain the formation of delusional beliefs, at least in cases where the delusional network is based on ideas of persecution, without any co-occurring perceptual or experiential anomaly. During the course of illness, the preferential encoding and recall of delusion-sensitive material can be assumed to continually reinforce and propagate the delusional belief. It refers to the capacity of attributing mental states such as intentions, knowledge, beliefs, thinking and willing to oneself as well as to others. Amongst other things this capacity allows us to predict the behavior of others.

This condition is characterized by someone feeling like their thoughts are being heard, their body is being controlled, and they may not even be in charge of their own movement. This is a type of delusional thinking that needs to be addressed by a health care professional. Overvalued ideas are ideas that a person may obsess about and value over all other ideas that they have.

Descriptive analyses were performed for age, sex, vulnerability/no vulnerability, and for TECS version applied. The Pearson’s correlations were calculated for vulnerability (positive dimension, CAPE-42), ASI, stress, depression and anxiety (DASS-21), WAIS-VS, and response latency in TECS versions 2 and 4. A factorial ANOVA was done for the CAPE-42 and TECS versions 2 and 4 on IR response latency, calculating the effect size (Cohen’s d) to compare the vulnerable/non-vulnerable conditions and to compare the two versions of the TECS. The instructions are identical to the above except that participants must type the number of words in a sentence that appears on the screen.