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Delirium vs. Delusion

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Deliriumnoun

A temporary mental state with a sudden onset, usually reversible, including symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes can include dehydration, drug intoxication, and severe infection.

Delusionnoun

A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.

Deliriumnoun

A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, - usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Delusionnoun

The state of being deluded or misled, or process of deluding somebody.

‘It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.’;

Deliriumnoun

Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.

‘The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at first caught his enthusiastic mind.’; ‘The delirium of the preceding session (of Parliament).’;

Delusionnoun

That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

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Deliriumnoun

state of violent mental agitation

Delusionnoun

The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.

Deliriumnoun

a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

Delusionnoun

The state of being deluded or misled.

Delirium

Delirium, also known as acute confusional state, is an organically caused decline from a previous baseline mental functioning, that develops over a short period of time, typically hours to days. Delirium is a syndrome encompassing disturbances in attention, consciousness, and cognition.

Delusionnoun

That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

‘And fondly mourned the dear delusion gone.’;

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Delusionnoun

(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

Delusionnoun

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea;

‘he has delusions of competence’; ‘his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination’;

Delusionnoun

the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

Delusionnoun

an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder

‘the delusion of being watched’;

Delusionnoun

the action of deluding or the state of being deluded

‘what a capacity television has for delusion’;

Delusion

A delusion is a fixed belief that is not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or some other misleading effects of perception as individuals with these beliefs are able to change or readjust their beliefs upon viewing the evidence for these beliefs.

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