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Delusion of Reference

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Updated April 29, 2014

Definition:
Delusions of reference refers to the strongly held belief that random events, objects, behaviors of others, etc. have a particular and unusual significance to oneself.

When less firmly held or organized, these beliefs are called ideas of reference.

Examples:
A person might believe that secret messages about him are broadcast in a weekly television show, to the point where he would record the programs and watch them again and again.

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