phonemic hallucination
   Also known as phoneme. Both terms are indebted to the Greek noun phonème,which means voice or sound. In the 1982 Manual for the Assessment and Documentation ofPsy-chopathology (AMDP) the term phonemic hallucination features as a synonym of the term * verbal hallucination. The AMDP defines verbal (phonemic) hallucinations as follows: "Perception of human voices without external stimuli. Voices of humanoids are also included, e.g., God, Satan, spacemen, leprechauns. There are different degrees of clarity and substance to the voices. The voices may speak directly to the patient or may be experienced (overheard) as conversations between third persons. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate phonemes from... 'Thought Insertion'."
   References
   Berrios, G.E. (1985). Hallucinosis.In: Neu-robehavioural disorders. Edited by Frederiks, J.A.M. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications.
   Guy, W., Ban, T.A., eds. (1982). The AMDP- system: Manual for the assessment and documentation of Psychopathology. Berlin: Springer.

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  • verbal hallucination —    Also known as phonemic hallucination. The origin of the term verbal hallucination is unknown, but it was used by classic authors such as the French psychiatrist Louis Jules Ernest Séglas (1856 1939) and the German neurologist and psychiatrist… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • phoneme —    Also known as phonemic hallucination. Both terms are indebted to the Greek noun phoneme, which means voice or sound. In biomedicine, the term phoneme was introduced in or shortly before 1900 by the German neurologist Carl Wer nicke (1848 1904) …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • phonopsia —    Also known as sound photism, sound seeing, and chromatic phonemic synaesthesia. The term phonopsia comes from the Greek words phonème (voice, sound) and opsis (seeing). It is used in * synaesthesia research to denote a hallucinated sound… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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