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.




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


August 16, 2018