Tuesday, 11.12.2018

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusions of reference

 

Definition: Groundless convictions, which cannot be corrected by evidence to the contrary, that environmental events or objects have a special significance with reference to the patient (Petho and Ban 1989).

 

ExplorationThe presence of delusions of reference can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Petho B, Ban TA. DCR Budapest-Nashville in the diagnosis and classification of functional psychoses. Psychopathology 1989; 21: 153-240.

 

August 16, 2018