RELIGIOUS DELUSIONS

Cognitive phenomena known in psychiatry. Beliefs and ideas found within the psychosis are held with certainty and maintained by the subject, even in the absence of a basis in reality. May include the belief that the subject is the embodiment of some prominent religious figure, i.e. Jesus Christ.

RELIGIOUS DELUSIONS: "The subject suffers from religious delusions and believes he can cure illness and walk on water."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RELIGIOUS DELUSIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/religious-delusions/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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