A patient in a psychiatric unit is watching the news on the television. She stands up and states that the news anchor is talking directly to her. This is an example of:

Delusion of reference

Explanation

•Delusions of reference is when a person falsely believes that insignificant events or objects in the environment have personal meaning or significance.

•Grandiose delusion is when a person is convinced he or she has special powers or abilities, or is a famous person.

•Delusional parasitosis is the delusion that one is infested with insects, bacteria, worms, etc.

•Persecutory delusions involve the idea of one being persecuted, followed, harassed, drugged, or conspired against.

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