Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the Grandiose Delusion

Grandiose Delusionsv(GD) are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or otherwise very powerful. The delusions are generally fantastic and typically have a supernatural, science-fictional, or religious theme. There is a relative lack of research into GD, in comparison to persecutory delusions and auditory hallucinations. About 10% of healthy people experience grandiose thoughts but do not meet full criteria for a diagnosis of GD.

It's a psychiatric problem by the way.

Certain patients claim they talk to God. Or they claimed God came to them and giving them clues what to do. Or they dreamt about God telling them they should save as much people as possible, and build an Arc, before the big flood come. Hmmm come to think about it, just like the movie Evan Almighty.

So more often than not, when religion comes into play, we are inclined to think about bipolar disorder in manic phase, or maybe just schizophrenia. But of course, it could be some other more complex psychiatric disease, which are pretty much unknown to my limited knowledge.

Sometimes I wonder, those who claims they are messenger of God, or they communicate with God, or some Deity enter their body and they have the power of the Deity; who, really are able to tell you what you haven't mentioned precisely...

How do you explain that as compared to Grandiose Delusion?

2 Jujus:

Twilight Man said...

This is something you will never be able to investigate or conduct research with proofs. However, they can sometimes tell you shocking messages about yourself. You wanna know?

TZ said...

Twilight Man: You can tell my future? Can you tell when can i strike my TOTO MEGA POWER first prize?