‘Mind Control’ Experiences on the Internet: Implications for the Psychiatric Diagnosis of Delusions

@article{Bell2006MindCE,
  title={‘Mind Control’ Experiences on the Internet: Implications for the Psychiatric Diagnosis of Delusions},
  author={Vaughan Bell and Cara Maiden and Antonio Mu{\~n}oz-Solomando and Venu Reddy},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={39},
  pages={87 - 91}
}
Background: The DSM criteria for a delusion indicate that it should not include any beliefs held by a person’s ‘culture or subculture’. The internet has many examples of people reporting ‘mind control experiences’ (MCEs) on self-published web pages, many of which suggest a community based around such beliefs and experiences. It was hypothesized that some of these reports are likely to reflect delusional beliefs and the hyperlinks between web reports were likely to show evidence of social… 

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