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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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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