ideas of reference


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ideas of reference

Psychiatry Incorrect interpretation of casual incidents and external events as having direct reference to oneself, which may be suffficiently intense as to constitute delusions
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When subjects believe that conversations and gestures in which other people engage refer to the subject when in fact they do not, they are displaying ideas of reference.
We also found that ideas of reference were more frequent than ideas of persecution in the non-clinical group, but not in the clinical group.
Patients with hearing or vision deficits, delusions, ideas of reference, or hallucinations are not candidates for telehealth treatment.
Typical and atypical antipsychotics work on cognitive symptoms such as transient psychosis, dissociation, ideas of reference, odd interpersonal behavior, transient paranoia, and the inability to stop self-destructive behavior.