Delusional-like experiences (DLE) are prevalent in the community. Recent community based studies have found that DLE are more common in those with depression and anxiety disorders, and in those with subclinical symptoms of depression and anxiety. Chronic physical disorders are associated with comorbid depression and anxiety; however, there is a lack of evidence about the association of DLE with common physical conditions. The aim of this study was to explore associations between the common physical disorders and DLE using a large population sample.
Saha, S., Scott, J., Varghese, D., & McGrath, J. (2011). The association between physical health and delusional-like experiences: A general population study. PLoS ONE, 6(4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018566