Magical thinking

A term used in psychology and psychiatry that denotes the belief that thoughts and emotions can influence events in the external world. Magical thinking occurs during child development, and is also seen in some mental disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder which can arise as a consequence of sustaining trauma including narcissistic abuse.

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