Delusions in Young People


A delusion is usually decribed as an erroneous belief of the falseness of which its possessor cannot be persuaded of by reasoning nor by the evidence of his own senses, and which is contrary to the general belief of persons of his own race, age, standing and training. A person who believes that he can raise men from the dead or one who states that he is a canary or another who believes that he has no feet, when obviously possessed of the usual number, can reasonably be said to be suffering from a delusion and from that fact deduced to be insane; though, on the other hand, it by no means follows that all insane persons have a delusion? very many have none whatsoever. Delusions are, however, met with in a very large number of the different varieties of insanity, yet it may be said roughly that relatively they

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@inproceedings{Ewens2016DelusionsIY, title={Delusions in Young People}, author={G. F. W. Ewens}, booktitle={The Indian medical gazette}, year={2016} }