Neuroimaging studies of auditory verbal hallucinations
Auditory hallucinations are a central feature of schizophrenia and a source of distress and disability for many patients. Although often responsive to treatment, in about a third of patients they are resistant to treatment or only partially improve (Shergill et al. 1999). In patients with schizophrenia auditory hallucinations of speech (auditory verbal hallucinations) are the most common type, and these usually involve derogatory phrases addressed to the patient in the second person (Junginger and Frame 1985).
KeywordsTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation Auditory Hallucination Formal Thought Disorder Schizophrenia Research Auditory Imagery
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