Mental Health, Schizoaffective

All About Delusions

Delusions are falsely held beliefs. They can be experienced with psychosis. Some conditions that deal with psychosis are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.

I have experienced and continue to experience delusions. One recent delusion I have been having is that someone is going to hurt me at night. Even when all my doors are locked and I am lying in bed before I go to sleep. I have also experienced thinking that random people walking around me are chasing me and going to hurt me. Another delusion I have had is that people are watching me through the camera on my computer and phone and through my windows.

Delusions can be scary and feel really real to the person experiencing them. I know first hand how difficult it can be to deal with them and try to live a normal day-to-day life. Delusions can be confusing for people who have never experienced them or know someone who has. Trying to explain them to others can be difficult as well.

Delusion can differ from person to person but they usually hold a common theme. Some people can have delusions about Jesus talking to them or that something random has a valuable significance to them when, to healthy individuals, it clearly doesn’t. Some other individuals may think their hallucinations are real. This is a delusion as well.

As a person who is dealing with having delusions it can be tough. I often don’t know what is real and what is not. It can again be very difficult to live with. It is also really terrifying at times. It can feel like the whole world is against you and you have no way of knowing whether it’s true or not. I sometimes can calm myself down and can tell myself it is only a delusion but other times it is impossible and I just have to get through it.

That was my experience with delusions. Remember not everyone with the conditions I mentioned experience delusions. Everyone can experience them differently and they can’t always tell if they are having one or not. If someone in your life is experiencing psychosis, please reach out and get them help. If you are currently dealing with delusions, know that you are not alone and it will get better.

 

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