Delusion Of Control

Delusion of control is the sensation that one's thoughts and feelings are being controlled by outside forces. This condition is frequently seen in schizophrenic patients as a passive symptom in which the patient feels that another entity is control of their feelings, thoughts, reactions, or behaviors.

Common examples of delusion of control include thought insertion (the belief that someone is inserting or planting thoughts in your head) and thought withdrawal (the belief that someone is stealing your thoughts).

For example, a schizophrenic person with delusion of control might believe that aliens are stealing their thoughts or the government is planting thoughts in their mind.

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