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labor under the delusion of/that

To live, operate, or function with the unyielding belief in something, especially that which is fanciful, unrealistic, or untrue. Primarily heard in US. Jeremy's always labored under the delusion of being a great writer, even though he's never written more than a few crummy poems. No one likes paying taxes, but those who would call for them to be done away with altogether are laboring under the delusion that our society can function without them!
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delusions of grandeur

Unrealistic beliefs about the amount of power and influence one has. You're just an intern, so you definitely have delusions of grandeur if you think the boss is going to listen to you!
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delusions of grandeur

a false impression of your own importance.
This expression is the equivalent of the French phrase folie de grandeur , which came into English in the late 19th century and is still used today.
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delusions of ˈgrandeur

(often humorous) a belief that you are more important than you really are: He’s been suffering from delusions of grandeur ever since he became manager.
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Psychotic symptoms can include detachment from reality, hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, and lack of motivation or emotion.
3) The submissive father accepted the patient's delusions rather than risk jeopardising their relationship.
For cases of primary delusional infestation, the goal generally is to decrease the patient's preoccupation with the delusion and to improve social and occupational functions.
Specific conditions for the development of content of delusions of persecution existed in India during that time.
Othello syndrome occurs most frequently with neurological disorders, and the delusions appear to be associated with dysfunction of the frontal lobes, especially in the right frontal lobe where lesions have been reported more frequently than in the left.
About 40% of those patients have Parkinson's disease psychosis, which is characterized by hallucinations and delusions, significantly burdens caregivers, and often leads to nursing home placement for Parkinson's patients.
Hallucinations and delusions can be profoundly disturbing and disabling, said Mitchell Mathis, M.
Whereas the foundation of the delusion is brain pathology, the content of the delusion is colored by the affected person's cultural and religious background.
Stacey is having disturbing delusions about her baby
Thus, it is necessary that the clinicians be aware to the many possibilities of manifestation of this syndrome and, because of that, we describe in this article a CS case with negation delusions of organs and hypochondriac.
Delusions, Acceptances, and Cognitive Feelings, RICHARD DUB
Testamentary incapacity, undue influence, and insane delusions are recurring doctrines in the context of an impaired, weakened, or confused individual leaving a will, the validity of which comes under question.
Delusions are unrealistic thoughts that cannot be resolved with a reasonable explanation and that do not fit into the recent era and society (4,5).
I KNOW it seems a bit pathetic writing about an essay question that appeared in the Greek paper of the university entrance exams, but this was the probably the most inspired essay subject ever as it highlighted a disease of epidemic proportions in Kyproulla -- delusions.
Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental).