When dealing with tricks that the mind tends to play on itself, you need to be certain that what you are experiencing is named correctly so you will be able to treat it properly and in the most effective manner.
Some mental delusions that are experienced by you can be very easily confused with each other and if you try to help yourself deal with one delusion, you might not have the correct one. And if you do not have the correct one, it might become even more impossible to treat the deficiency you are experiencing in terms of your mental and psychological health.
One such common confusion comes in attempting to properly determine what the difference between delusions and hallucinations is. For one, delusions tend to be symptoms of other mental disorders, like schizophrenia, for example.
They are beliefs you have that are patently false and you developed them based on experiences and events that happened to you that were completely misread or misperceived by you. On the other hand, hallucinations are experienced by people who genuinely deal with psychotic disorders in their minds every day.
They tend to manifest themselves as tricks that are played on any of your five senses by your brain to manufacture something that is not actually there.