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Do people with schizophrenia have delusions?

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Yes, they're a "positive" symptom. Delusions are strange beliefs that are not based in reality and that the person refuses to give up, even when presented with factual information. For example, people suffering from delusions may believe that others can hear their thoughts, that they're God or the devil, or that others are putting thoughts into their head or plotting against them.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

MedicineNet.com: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Schizophrenia."

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

MedicineNet.com: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Schizophrenia."

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 21, 2020

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