- - autochthonous ideas thoughts that suddenly burst into awareness as if they are vitally important, often as if they have come from an outside source.- compulsive i. a fixed and repetitively recurring i..- dominant i. an i. that governs all one's actions and thoughts.- fixed i. 1. an exaggerated notion, belief, or delusion that persists, despite evidence to the contrary, and controls the mind; 2. the obstinate conviction of a psychotic person regarding the correctness of a delusion. SYN: idée fixe, overvalued i..- flight of ideas an uncontrollable symptom of the manic phase of a bipolar depressive disorder in which streams of unrelated words and ideas occur to the patient at a rate that is impossible to vocalize despite a marked increase in the individual's overall output of words. SEE ALSO: mania.- overvalued i. SYN: fixed i..- i. of reference the misinterpretation that other people's statements or acts or neutral objects in the environment are directed toward one's self when, in fact, they are not.* * *Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Internet Database of Evidence-based Abstracts and Articles
* * *idea ī-'dē-ə, 'īd-(.)ē-ə n1) an entity (as a thought, concept, sensation, or image) actually or potentially present to consciousness2) a formulated thought or opinion
* * *(i-deґə) [Gr. â€œformâ€] an impression, thought, or conception resulting from mental activity.
Medical dictionary. 2011.