Auditory hallucinations in women and men

  title={Auditory hallucinations in women and men},
  author={Neil A. Rector and Mary V. Seeman},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
The total population of a community schizophrenia registry sample yielded information about the relative lifetime frequency of hallucinations in women and men. Whereas hallucinations in non-auditory modalities were equally distributed between the two sexes, auditory hallucinations were significantly more common in women. These results will be considered in relation to the existing literature on hallucinations and gender. 
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