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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: False importance

Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it.
For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change.

In brief: False importance

Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it.
For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change.
Dr. Kerry Ragain
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