South Australian network for, by, and about people who hear voices and have other 'psychotic' experiences

About unusual beliefs

The clinical term for unusual beliefs is ‘delusions’, although they are sometimes called ‘over-valued ideas’. If the beliefs are frightening or stressful they may be termed ‘paranoia’. There is often not a clear line between beliefs people think of as normal or sane, and those they consider to be delusions. Here are a few links you may find useful in trying to understand or explain how usual ideas develop and how people can understand  and recover from beliefs that are harming them:

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