command hallucination


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command hallucination

a symptom (associated with a schizophrenic or psychotic mood disorder), usually auditory but sometimes visual, consisting of a message, from no external source, to do something.

command hallucination

a condition in which individuals hear and sometimes obey voices that command them to perform certain acts. The hallucinations may influence them to engage in behavior that is dangerous to themselves or to others.
A hallucination in which a person perceives spoken orders or commands from an ‘entity’ within. Command hallucinations in a schizophrenic patient should trigger increased monitoring to prevent violent behaviour or suicide

command hallucination

Psychiatry A hallucination in which a person perceives spoken orders or commands from an 'entity' within; CHs in a schizophrenic should trigger an ↑ in monitoring of Pts to prevent violent behavior or suicide

com·mand hal·lu·ci·na·tion

(kŏ-mand' hă-lū'si-nā'shŭn)
A symptom, usually auditory but sometimes visual, consisting of a message, from no external source, to do something.
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In the hypothetical case, the woman's history, her command hallucinations, and her lack of insight argue for psychosis.
Thompson, Stuart, and Holden (1992) indicated that command hallucinations occur with both non-command hallucinations (85%) and delusions (7%).
Command hallucinations are one of the most dreaded and misunderstood phenomena in psychiatry.

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