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.
Here’s an example.
Admitted in hospital for one night for Pericarditis. Given medication, stopped chest pain and shortness of breath. Follow up with cardiologist, light activity for three months. 2nd Pfizer dose in August. Wouldn't think of missing it…
— Joanne (@joanne_pardi) June 18, 2021
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