- mood-congruent hallucination
- A term used to denote a type of hallucination displaying a content that is consistent with the affected individual's mood. The term mood-congruent hallucination is used primarily in the context of the descriptive pathology of mood disorders, where the depressive state may be accompanied by hallucinations symbolizing feelings of guilt, death, disease, worthlessness, or despair, and the manic state by hallucinations symbolizing feelings of grandiosity, inflated self-esteem, and power. The term mood-congruent hallucination is used in opposition to *mood-incongruent hallucination. Both types ofhallucination tend to be of an *auditory, *bodily, or *visual nature.ReferencesKaplan, H.I., Sadock, B.J. (2007). Kaplan and Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry. Tenth edition. Baltimore, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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