command hallucination

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command hallucination


Definition A hallucination in which a person perceives spoken orders or commands from an entity within, which range from benign–e.g., close the door, to dangerous–e.g., kill total stranger

Command hallucinations in a schizophrenic patient should trigger increased monitoring to prevent violent behaviour or suicide. They occur in one-third of patients with auditory hallucinations; the hallucinations are often violent in nature.  



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