ideas of reference

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ideas of reference

[ī′dē·əz əv ′ref·rəns]
(psychology)
A symptom complex in which, through the mechanism of projection, an individual incorrectly believes himself or herself to be the direct object of casual remarks or incidents or of external events.
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In turn, Ana's rejection of the brain manipulation and control theory meant that her delusions of reference became weakened.
1) Grandiose delusions are the third most common delusions after persecutory delusions and delusions of reference.
22 Our patient demonstrated prominent delusions of reference and persecution, and although she denied hearing any voices, she was seen talking to herself.