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Ideas of Reference

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.

Ideas of Reference
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Ideas of Reference. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 25, 2020, from