bodily hallucination
   Also known as body sensation hallucination. Both terms are used interchangeably as umbrella terms for the notions of * tactile hallucination and * somatic hallucination. In other words, both terms refer to a hallucination experienced in the somatosensory modality that may appear to stem either from an extracorporeal or an intracorpo-real source. The 1982 Manual for the Assessment and Documentation of Psychopathology (AMDP) defines bodily hallucinations as "unfounded tactile and somatic perceptions including touch, kinesthesic, pain, pressure, and thermic phenomena." As the authors of the AMDP maintain, "Many such hallucinations have the character of being produced by external forces, e.g. the patient has the feeling of being abused sexually or by electricity or 'rays.' " Somewhat unusually, the AMDP employs the term *coenesthetic hallucination as a synonym for the term bodily hallucination.
   References
   Guy, W., Ban, T.A., eds. (1982). The AMDP-system: Manual for the assessment and documentation of Psychopathology. Berlin: Springer.

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