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 A. Baker and T. Lewin},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={47 Pt 3},
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… Expand
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