Preprint Communication Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed

Extreme Overvalued Beliefs

Version 1 : Received: 8 December 2017 / Approved: 11 December 2017 / Online: 11 December 2017 (07:11:02 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 22 January 2018 / Approved: 23 January 2018 / Online: 23 January 2018 (02:41:33 CET)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Rahman, T. Extreme Overvalued Beliefs: How Violent Extremist Beliefs Become “Normalized”. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 10. Rahman, T. Extreme Overvalued Beliefs: How Violent Extremist Beliefs Become “Normalized”. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 10.

Journal reference: Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 10
DOI: 10.3390/bs8010010

Abstract

Psychiatry needs operational definitions to appreciate differences seen in idiosyncratic, psychotic thinking, and shared subcultural beliefs or ideologies. Carl Wernicke first described overvalued idea in 1906. The concept has been applied to describe it as a motive in mass shootings and terrorism. We review the concept of overvalued idea and extreme overvalued belief as a basis for making the distinction between delusions and non-delusions.

Subject Areas

psychosis; delusion; over valued idea; terrorism; mass shootings; violence; forensic psychiatry

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