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The same or different? A phenomenological comparison of auditory verbal hallucinations in healthy and psychotic individuals.
OBJECTIVE Whereas auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are most characteristic of schizophrenia, their presence has frequently been described in a continuum, ranging from severely psychotic patientsExpand
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Pharmacological augmentation strategies for schizophrenia patients with insufficient response to clozapine: a quantitative literature review.
BACKGROUND When schizophrenia patients have insufficient response to clozapine, pharmacological augmentation is often applied. This meta-analysis summarizes available evidence on efficacy ofExpand
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Healthy individuals with auditory verbal hallucinations; who are they? Psychiatric assessments of a selected sample of 103 subjects.
Epidemiological studies suggest that auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) occur in approximately 10%-15% of the general population, of whom only a small proportion has a clinically relevant psychoticExpand
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Efficacy of anti-inflammatory agents to improve symptoms in patients with schizophrenia: an update.
BACKGROUND The inflammatory hypothesis of schizophrenia is not new, but recently it has regained interest because more data suggest a role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.Expand
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Handedness, language lateralisation and anatomical asymmetry in schizophrenia: meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Cerebral lateralisation appears to be decreased in schizophrenia. Results of studies investigating this, however, are equivocal. AIMS To review quantitatively the literature on decreasedExpand
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Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Persons With and Without a Need for Care
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are complex experiences that occur in the context of various clinical disorders. AVH also occur in individuals from the general population who have noExpand
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Childhood trauma and auditory verbal hallucinations.
BACKGROUND Hallucinations have consistently been associated with traumatic experiences during childhood. This association appears strongest between physical and sexual abuse and auditory verbalExpand
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Auditory verbal hallucinations predominantly activate the right inferior frontal area.
The pathophysiology of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) is largely unknown. Several functional imaging studies have measured cerebral activation during these hallucinations, but sample sizes wereExpand
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Do women really have more bilateral language representation than men? A meta-analysis of functional imaging studies.
Sex differences in cognition are consistently reported, men excelling in most visuospatial tasks and women in certain verbal tasks. It has been hypothesized that these sex differences in cognitionExpand
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The characteristic features of auditory verbal hallucinations in clinical and nonclinical groups: state-of-the-art overview and future directions.
Despite a growing interest in auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in different clinical and nonclinical groups, the phenomenological characteristics of such experiences have not yet been reviewedExpand
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