Thoughts often associated with psychotic disorders
- Feeling of unreality – sense that things in the environments are strange, unreal, remote
- Feelings of depersonalization – a sense that one’s self is different changed, unreal, has lost identity
- Feelings of persecution – a sense that the patient is disliked, persecuted, being plotted against
- Feelings of influence – a sense that outside events, radio or TV are related to him, commenting about him of communicating with him.
- Delusions – false fixed beliefs
Illusions – misinterpretations of sensory stimuli
Hallucinations – subjective sensory perceptions, independent of reality, usually auditory or visual, less commonly perceived as taste, smell or touch
- Usually associated with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or delirium
Bates, Barbara. 1974. A Guide to Physical Examination. J.B. Lippincott Company, Toronto.