delusional disorder

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Noun1.delusional disorder - any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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Yet accompanying this is a kind of discomfort, a sense that the reader is being taken along far too quickly to appreciate the nature of these events as vastly disparate, to recognise the important differences between a paranoid outlook and the various millenarianisms, or the different contexts that inspire religious fundamentalisms in the Middle East and in the United States, or the differences between the individual's paranoid delusion, and that of the cult, or the organised religion.
Marshall bent over backward not to fuel MacArthur's paranoid delusion.
ILL man who beheaded his devoted wife after suffering a paranoid delusion that X Factor dancers were under control of a "puppet master" has been sectioned indefinitely.
A IT sounds like your mother has developed a paranoid delusion.
Sometimes, this resulted in brilliant books about alternate realities (I'd recommend ``The Man in the High Castle'' as the best thought-ought) or paranoid delusion (``Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said'').
Auschwitz was the logical result of Hitler's insane racial theories and paranoid delusion that the Jews were Germany's "enemy".
Reviving the "is it paranoid delusion or evil conspiracy?
Nothing wrong with this, of course, except perhaps that it encourages the common (meaning frequent and vulgar) paranoid delusion that the art world is a homosexual cabal, a velveteen mafia; it isn't.
7% of adults in a large prepaid primary care practice reported that they were currently experiencing one or more psychotic symptoms, most commonly the paranoid delusion that someone was spying on them or following them around.
Auschwitz was the result of Hitler's insane racial theories and paranoid delusion that the Jews were Germany's "enemy".
Of course, Ted also dispenses good advice, understanding and amazing knowledge about what Bobby and others are thinking - in between bouts of catatonia and paranoid delusion, anyway.