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involve the belief that casual events, people's remarks, etc., are referring to oneself when in fact they are not. For example, a man reading a newspaper could incorrectly interpret a story to be about himself, or a woman might believe people were laughing at her when, in fact, they were laughing at a joke someone told. If ideas of reference reach the point of strongly held beliefs or cause impairment of functioning, they become Delusions of Reference.
Oct 23, 2008
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