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Reading this wikipedia article about 'delusions of reference' sent alarm bells ringing.

For those of you who have read my posts you will know that my life is a constant battle of trying to work out whether this is the real world and whether I believe it is the real world or not.

These problems are compounded by the fact that I constantly see coincidences and constantly notice individual items, words or things more than once in a short space of time, no matter how obscure. For example today I said the word 'pickle', and somebody later called me a pickle. This would be fine as a one of occurrence, but it happens constantly to me with seemingly everything I do and see. Hundreds of times a day. To me, it serves as evidence that this isn't the real world. I know there's no escape from this world, and I don't remember a time where I transported elsewhere but that idea will always be with me for as long as this keeps happening. Yes, I've read about baader meinhof and have discussed it on here, but the fact that these things are guaranteed to happen to me cant be shaken and seem far too weird to be true.

So what I wanted to know was the following:

1. Does what I discussed seem to match what is in the article?

2. Does this mean I'm delusional? Or does this mean I'm not in the real world?

3. Is this symptomatic of depersonalisation disorder?

4. Has anyone else experienced this?

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I am not a psychologist but I personally don't think that is enough evidence to be considered a delusion.

I mean, we can't prove that "this is the real world" so it is impossible to say if it's a delusion or not. To me it sounds more like an unhealthy obsession, but then again I am not a trained psychologist.

Have you talked with your therapist/psychiatrist about this?

I mean you can have delusions of reference and not be considered insane, take for example religion, many people think god sends them "signs" but you don't see them being hospitalized.

Talk to your therapist/psychiatrist.
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