Referential delusions of communication and reality discrimination deficits in psychosis.

  title={Referential delusions of communication and reality discrimination deficits in psychosis.},
  author={S. Bucci and M. Startup and P. Wynn and A. Heathcote and J. Baker and T. Lewin},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={47 Pt 3},
  • S. Bucci, M. Startup, +3 authors T. Lewin
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of clinical psychology
  • BACKGROUND There appear to be two kinds of delusion of reference, which vary independently: delusions of observation and delusions of communication. It has been suggested that delusions of communication might derive from an impairment in reality discrimination, though the impairment would be centred on non-verbal channels in delusions of communication as opposed to verbal channels in auditory hallucinations. METHOD Patients (N=64) with acute psychotic symptoms were recruited according to a 2… CONTINUE READING
    6 Citations
    You looking at me?: Interpreting social cues in schizophrenia.
    • 23
    • Highly Influenced
    Delusions of reference: A new theoretical model
    • 14


    Misattribution of external speech in patients with hallucinations and delusions
    • 142
    • PDF
    On two kinds of delusion of reference
    • 45
    • PDF
    Auditory hallucinations: Failure to inhibit irrelevant memories
    • 91
    The illusion of reality: a review and integration of psychological research on hallucinations.
    • R. Bentall
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Psychological bulletin
    • 1990
    • 599
    • Highly Influential
    Inhibition in schizophrenia: association with auditory hallucinations
    • 122
    Nonverbal social perception and symptomatology in schizophrenia
    • 81
    Positive and negative symptoms in the psychoses: Multidimensional scaling of SAPS and SANS items
    • 82
    Reality testing and auditory hallucinations: a signal detection analysis.
    • 317
    • Highly Influential