Mental activity which is not in accord with reality, experience and logic.Daydreams frequently fall into this category, but the most striking examples are found in the irrational fantasies of schizophrenics—for example, a patient may think he is the Messiah or that he can cure illness by a gesture. Dereistic and autistic thinking are similar terms.

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