Delusions: understanding the un-understandable

 

In this podcast, Dr Peter McKenna provides an in-depth and critical review of delusions and the various approaches taken to understanding them, discussing Karl Jasper’s concept of ‘un-understandability’, overvalued ideas, and the considerable diagnostic nuances involved.


 

Date published: 22 May 2018

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Peter McKenna

Audio running time: 30 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:

 

  • Karl Jasper's thinking regarding delusions

 

  • current diagnostic issues, particular with reference to delusional disorder

 

  • overvalued ideas and how they differ from delusions.

 

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If you like this podcast, you may also be interested in the following:

 

Podcast Can delusions be explained? with Professor Richard Bentall

 

Module Quickbite: Overvalued ideas: a lost concept? by Dr Millia Begum and Dr Peter J. McKenna

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