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unfounded and irrational beliefs held despite contraryevidence. Characteristic of mental disorders such as schizophrenia,can be manifested in delusions of grandeur (believing thatone is famous or powerful) or delusions of persecution(believing that one is being chased or followed).

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Diagnostic andStatistical Manual (DSM)

amulti-axial manual used for theclassification, definition and description of mental healthdisorders.