Homoeopathic psychiatry is the psychoanalytical study of the meaning and application of the Delusion rubric in homoeopathic case-taking and case analysis.
A delusion is an illusion which misrepresents the truth. Psychology is the science that deals with emotional and mental processes and behaviors. A psychological delusion is a perception or opinion which is exaggerated or disproportionate to reality. In psychiatry , a ‘delusion of grandeur’ is viewed as a symptom of mental illness and is applied to the patient who is displaying hallucinatory exaggeration of their personality or status. For example: he suffers from the delusion he is a great singer. In psychiatry, the patient’s psychological delusion is treated because it indicates an abnormality or illness in the affected person’s thought processes. In both modalities – psychiatry and homoeopathy – the psychological delusion exists, and is diagnosed (in the case analysis) because the patient needs to avoid reality