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Department of Psychology

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Publication details for Professor Charles Fernyhough

Larøi, F., Sommer, I. E., Blom, J.-D., Fernyhough, C., ffytche, D. H., Hugdahl, K., Johns, L. C., McCarthy-Jones, S. R., Preti, A., Raballo, A., Slotema, C. W., Stephane, M. & Waters, F. (2012). The phenomenological features of auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia and across clinical disorders: A state-of-the-art overview and critical evaluation. Schizophrenia Bulletin 38(4): 724-733.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Despite a growing interest in auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in different clinical and nonclinical groups, the phenomenological characteristics of such experiences have not yet been reviewed and contrasted, limiting our understanding of these phenomena on multiple empirical, theoretical, and clinical levels. We look at some of the most prominent descriptive features of AVHs in schizophrenia (SZ). These are then examined in clinical conditions including substance abuse, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, dementia, late-onset SZ, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, hearing impairment, and dissociative disorders. The phenomenological changes linked to AVHs in prepsychotic stages are also outlined, together with a review of AVHs in healthy persons. A discussion of key issues and future research directions concludes the review.