Reformulating delusions as reactions to and attempts to make sense of specific experience

We always construe a delusion as both a reaction to and an attempt to make sense of certain puzzling and often threatening experience. It is an understandable and reasonable attempt to find meaning at a time when the individual is bewildered, anxious, and frightened. But, the delusion carries a cost in terms of distress and disturbance, which the individual might not otherwise experience. This is how delusions may be explained to patients. (2°)

At this stage the therapist has commenced the process of challenging the delusional belief, re-formed the delusion as an attempt to make sense of certain experiences (e.g. primary symptoms, trauma) and raised the idea that the delusion is psychologically functional (that is, it eases puzzlement) and perhaps linked to evaluative beliefs.

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Break Free From Passive Aggression

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