Fabio Frisone

Psychopathology of Delusion. An Attempt to Clarify the Overlap Between Conspiracy Theories and Delusions

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Keywords: Delusions, Conspiracy Theories, Cognitive Biases, Clinical Psychology, Phenomenological Psychopathology.

As Bortolotti et al. (2021) highlighted, the understanding of conspiracy theories and delusions has not been entirely clear. The aim of this study is to examine the characteristics of the different types of delusions seen in mental disorders. After the psychopathology of delusion is clarified, the characteristics of conspiracy theories are examined. This study takes up some ideas that emerged from the combination that Bortolotti et al. (2021) proposed between conspiracy theories and delusions. The result of the research makes it clear that conspiracy theories and delusions follow a similar path, at least up to a point, for this reason these phenomena should not always be interpreted as not being comparable.

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