Ideas of Reference

By Renée Grinnell

Delusions where one interprets innocuous events as highly personally significant. Strongly held ideas of reference can indicate a sign of mental illness (schizophrenia, for example).

Example: A woman rarely leaves her house, because she experiences all conversation or laughter she hears as directed at herself.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Sep 2011

 

 
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