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delusion

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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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.