Delusions of technical alien control: a phenomenological description of three cases.

@article{Hirjak2010DelusionsOT,
  title={Delusions of technical alien control: a phenomenological description of three cases.},
  author={Dusan Hirjak and Thomas Fuchs},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          96-103
        }
}
BACKGROUND A considerable number of schizophrenic patients develop delusions of technical alien control. In such cases, patients experience their thoughts, movements and feelings to be controlled by mysterious machines and contemporary technologies such as computers, the internet, X-rays and lasers. METHODS In this paper, we describe 3 cases of patients with disorders of self-experience and schizophrenic delusions involving a controlling technical device. We also analyse case reports from… CONTINUE READING
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