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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Cognitive behaviour therapy for command hallucinations.
A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations.
We help people deal with their voices (even those command hallucinations that urge suicide) by using an "externalized dialogue.
The clinical presentation of command hallucinations in a forensic population.
18), (20) Studies that have examined compliance specific to harmful command hallucinations provide additional guidance when evaluating the patient's risk of harm.
Patients may be more likely to act on command hallucinations if they know the voice and believe the voice is benevolent
Persecutory delusions and command hallucinations are 2 essential symptoms to investigate when evaluating a psychotic patient's risk of violence.
Command hallucinations and violence: implications for detention and treatment.
McNjel DE, Eisner JP, Binder RL The relationship between command hallucinations and violence.

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