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Saturday, August 10, 2013

DSM-5: Delusion Now More About How and Less About What

"... the new definition of delusions describes them as fixed beliefs that are unswayed by clear or reasonable contradictory evidence, which are held with great conviction and are likely to share the common themes of psychosis: paranoia, grandiosity, bodily changes and so on. The belief being false is no longer central and this step forward makes it less likely that uncomfortable claims can be dismissed as signs of madness."
-- You needn't be wrong to be called delusional | Science | The Observer
(emphasis added)

This sounds a lot like fundamentalism (of any variety) is a form of delusion.  I can buy that.

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