Contrary to the hypothesis that delusional beliefs in schizophrenia are a persistent general deficit, patients using a well-documented advice-taking task revise their beliefs, taking into account socially provided information, and actually show less egocentric advice-discounting than “healthy” controls. The study by researchers from France and Switzerland shows that delusional patients’ difficulty in revising beliefs is more selective than previously assumed. The study appears in PLoS One.
in my experience people with delusions act like people who have been hypnotised on stage. There logic works 100% apart from the one thing. It is as if they have planted the delusion into their head while in a run-down state often due to sleep deprivation
Frequently, abused people who complain to or about the power elite, abusive family members or coworkers/bosses are falsely accused of being “delusional,” “psychotic” and other character assassination to discredit, gaslight, silence, intimidate, disempower and destroy them. Stigmatizing one’s stress or trauma symptoms from domestic, work or community abuse as bipolar to drug somebody to literal death is another gem to shut the person up and collude with the abusers, which is quite typical. See web site: BULLYONLINE by Dr. Tim Fields!
So, I question how many people in these so called studies are really delusional except for the time they may have trusted a psychiatrist unless forced on them.