- mood-incongruent hallucination
- A term used to denote a type of hallucination displaying a content that is inconsistent with the affected individual's mood. The term mood-incongruent hallucination is used primarily in the context of the descriptive pathology of mood disorders, where the depressive state may occasionally be accompanied by hallucinations that do not symbolize the usual feelings of guilt, death, disease, worthlessness, or despair, and the manic state may occasionally be accompanied by hallucinations that do not symbolize the usual feelings of grandiosity, inflated self-esteem, and power. The term mood-incongruent hallucination is used in opposition to *mood-congruent hallucination. Both types of hallucination 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.Balti-more, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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