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Do people who claim to be a god experience delusions?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: What do you think?
If you or someone close to you starting claiming to be a god, what would be the reaction? Wouldn't you think your mother was delusional if she started claiming she was a god? There haven't been any god sightings in Texas since 1962.
Be rational.

In brief: What do you think?
If you or someone close to you starting claiming to be a god, what would be the reaction? Wouldn't you think your mother was delusional if she started claiming she was a god? There haven't been any god sightings in Texas since 1962.
Be rational.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe, Maybe not
Perhaps it helps to look at the person's culture, family, or church, and see whether this kind of idea is usual there or not.
Some cultures might speak this way -- saying perhaps that all of us are gods, or children of the creator, etc. It the person's expressions are bizarre, markedly different from his/her culture, and interfere with relationships and work, etc, they may be "delusional".

In brief: Maybe, Maybe not
Perhaps it helps to look at the person's culture, family, or church, and see whether this kind of idea is usual there or not.
Some cultures might speak this way -- saying perhaps that all of us are gods, or children of the creator, etc. It the person's expressions are bizarre, markedly different from his/her culture, and interfere with relationships and work, etc, they may be "delusional".
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but claim how..
If they are incredibly built like a bodybuilder, and say 'now this is what god looks like', or if a knockout lady says, 'i'm a sex goddess', and it is not stated in serious, scary manner, then don't suspect we're dealing with delusional.
If they truly believe that they are a god and as such can use their power as they wish...Yes, these are dangerous delusions. A pro must assess the whole picture.

In brief: Yes, but claim how..
If they are incredibly built like a bodybuilder, and say 'now this is what god looks like', or if a knockout lady says, 'i'm a sex goddess', and it is not stated in serious, scary manner, then don't suspect we're dealing with delusional.
If they truly believe that they are a god and as such can use their power as they wish...Yes, these are dangerous delusions. A pro must assess the whole picture.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
In brief: Maybe
Perhaps it helps to look at the person's culture, family, or church, and see whether this kind of idea is usual there or not.
Some cultures might speak this way -- saying perhaps that all of us are gods, or children of the creator, etc. It the person's expressions are bizarre, markedly different from his/her culture, and interfere with relationships and work, etc, they may be "delusional".

In brief: Maybe
Perhaps it helps to look at the person's culture, family, or church, and see whether this kind of idea is usual there or not.
Some cultures might speak this way -- saying perhaps that all of us are gods, or children of the creator, etc. It the person's expressions are bizarre, markedly different from his/her culture, and interfere with relationships and work, etc, they may be "delusional".
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank
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