Wednesday, 12.12.2018

Visual Command Hallucinations
Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

 

Definition: Visual hallucinations of written text that commands action which consist of words or phrases commanding actions to the patient (Ffytche, Lapin, Philpot 2004).

 

Exploration: The presence of visual command hallucinations can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

References:

 

Ffytche DH, Lappin JM, Philpot M. Visual command hallucinations in a patient with pure alexia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004; 75: 80-6.

 

December 7, 2017