Vedic Psychology (4): Somatic Delusion & Jealous Delusion

Vedic Psychology (4): Somatic Delusion & Jealous Delusion

SOMATIC DELUSION Somatic delusion occurs when the central theme of the delusion involves bodily functions or sensations (American Psychiatric Association, DSM-V, p.90). This is the least common in the devotee community. I have not personally observed an example of it, because in Vedic spiritual soci ...

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Vedic Psychology (3): Grandiose Delusion & Erotomanic Delusion

Vedic Psychology (3): Grandiose Delusion & Erotomanic Delusion

These examples are only for educating the reader about the characteristics of delusional disorders. We have changed some details and names to clearly bring out these characteristics. We do not suggest that readers use this knowledge to “label” others as having such disorders. A licensed clinical ...

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Vedic Psychology (2): Persecutory Delusion & Referential Delusion

Vedic Psychology (2): Persecutory Delusion & Referential Delusion

This article is a continuation of the previous article, where we explained six types of delusions. Here we give examples of two of them: persecutory and referential delusions. All of the names in these stories have been changed to maintain confidentiality. These examples are only for educating the r ...

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Vedic Psychology (1): Delusional Disorders

Vedic Psychology (1):  Delusional Disorders

Being in spiritual life for decades, I have come to the stunning realization that in spiritual societies there are a disproportionate number of practitioners who have mental health issues. Surprisingly and unfortunately, these issues go unnoticed and therefore untreated. One of the reasons for this ...

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Did Women Study the Veda in Ancient Times?

Did Women Study the Veda in Ancient Times?

Question: We sometimes address the question of why women were categorically included amongst those who can’t study the Veda. This question accepts a basic supposition that women indeed were not permitted to study the Veda. However, I have strong doubts that this supposition is correct. Indeed ...

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