Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Delusional perception

Delusional perception is a first rank symptom of schizophrenia. That means presence of delusional perception alone is enough to diagnose schizophrenia.

In Delusional perception, Person attaches an abnormal significance to a real and normal perception. It occurs without any cause that is understandable in rational or emotional terms. It is usually self referent, momentous, urgent and has overwhelming personal significance. 

Traffic lights can have several additional lig...


A person suddenly become convinced that he has AIDS, because traffic lights turned to red.
Traffic lights becoming red is a normal phenomenon, however the person attaches abnormal and tremendous personal significance to it. No one can understand the connection between traffic lights becoming red and having himself AIDS.

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