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Grandiose delusions: an experimental investigation of the delusion as defense.

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Two distinct roles for emotion in the development of delusions have been outlined. Some authors argue that delusions defend against low self-esteem and negative emotion (the delusion-as-defense account). Other authors hypothesize that delusions are not a defense but are a direct reflection of emotion and associated processes (the emotion-consistent account). An empirical investigation was conducted of the delusion-as-defense account with reference to grandiose delusions. Twenty individuals wi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Journal of nervous and mental disease More from this journal
Volume:
193
Issue:
7
Pages:
480-487
Publication date:
2005-07-01
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EISSN:
1539-736X
ISSN:
0022-3018

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