5 thoughts on “Part 1: Getting Through To Delusional Beliefs

  • October 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

    So who is defining delusional? According to my daughter the faraday cage I constructed last year was tin foil hat behavior. Was it? The president just signed the “Space Weather Executive Order on the 13th of October, 2016.
    I’ve always watched the skies, I noticed in 2011 the sun, planets and constellations were “off”. I was told I was delusional. On the 9th articles appeared across the spectrum of space and astronomy magazines and journals, “The putative “Planet Nine” may have tilted the entire solar system”. The Inuits wrote NASA of the sun being to far to the North several years back and now the “wobble” is discussed openly in many periodicals. This isn’t only my daughter who has held this belief towards others who bring forth our beliefs about what we know because we research and listen and watch. I will not even go into what I’ve endured due to the UFO I was within 100ft of in 1973. So I ask, who is delusional?

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  • October 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    cazzawee weed is known to bring out and cause psychosis , if you have it in your genes it was said you have a 13% chance to get psychosis if you smoke weed

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  • November 2, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Not sure how I missed this article lol. I try to read all of yours as they are published because I find them to be very helpful and informative.
    I have worked with delusional individuals in the late 80’s and early 90’s when I worked as a respite care counselor. Not ALL of our clients were delusional –in fact, most were not. However, the first few times I worked with someone experiencing delusions, I was scared–although I didn’t show it. I think the media perpetuates a lot of that fear actually. Another factor for me was that I hadn’t yet gone to college and earned my degrees in the social service field. Learning more about it has been helpful and I know today, I would likely be more helpful than I was then!
    I think my brother at times may experience some delusional thinking but I don’t know if it is brought on by mental illness, alcoholism or a combination of both.
    Lately he has such low self esteem due to things that are very real and stressful in his life and also he has some “baggage” from childhood. During these times he seems to need a lot of reassurance, is insecure, calls himself no good, etc
    But there have been times in conversation with him when, in an attempt to offer additional comfort or support that he has found helpful in the past, I will remind him that God loves him and WILL help him. My brother then may say something like, “Yeah, I know that. I love God too and if He ever gets tired and needs my help, He’s got it! I’ll kick Satan’s ass!”
    I am not sure if his comments are possible delusions that God would need him– or ANY human being to intercede for Him? Or arrogance? Or simply lack of understanding of just WHO God is!
    He also at times seems to think he has this almost super human strength in that he states he doesn’t need sleep like most people and once or twice he mentioned that if he ever goes into a casino to play the slot machines he would know which ones would be lucky because he gets a “different vibe” when he walks by it and knows then that he should play it. Weird thing is, I don’t think he’s ever been in a casino.

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    • November 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Lori!
      Thank you for your comments. They are always refreshing.
      It is difficult to determine what a delusion is and is not. Is the delusion a strongly held belief that has no foundation in psychosis? Is the delusion real or not? Is it disturbing or just simply weird and a bit odd? Delusions are very complicated and you are right when you say “I’m not sure if his comments are possible delusions….”

      His thinking sounds like it may mimic some elements of fantasy. Perhaps he wishes, deep down, that he would have visited a casino and played slot machines. Then again, it could certainly be a false belief held to be true. Did you ever ask him for proof that he visited a casino? You might ask which one and what date or year this happened. If you notice him getting offended or irritated, you might be dealing with a delusion. Individuals with delusions truly don’t want you challenging their thoughts. If you do, you may see a different side. That’s always a pretty good sign.

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      • November 7, 2016 at 2:09 am

        That’s very helpful, Tee, thank you! I have been hearing from him a lot lately–daily for the past week or so in fact. It feels very strange at times given that he and his ex girlfriend went 21 plus months banning me from their lives! And now he never fails to end with “I love you, Lori.” I DO feel closer to him than I have in several years but at the same time, I find myself wondering if he is trustworthy or will turn on me again. He DOES seem like he’s doing a little bit better with the heavy drinking but I am not sure because I don’t see him daily and also, he has the ability now to handle a lot of alcohol without necessarily sounding wasted.
        Hope you had a great weekend!

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