Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale Scores on the X-axis and Number of Top- Down Errors in the Semantic Task on the Y-axis. Using partial correlations, we. Keywords: Launay–Slade Hallucination Scale (LSHS-R); Predisposition to hallucinations; Misattribution of source; Intrusive thoughts The Launay–Slade. The Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale (LSHS-R) (Launay Slade, ; Bentall & Slade, a) is a frequently used measure of predisposition to hallucinations.

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Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale-Revised (LSHS-R) – Allie: Abbreviation / Long Form Info.

Why we need more debate on whether psychotic symptoms lie on a continuum with normality. Although, sladr exploratory factor analysis of the LSHS has shown that hallucination predisposition is better represented by a multi-factor structure e. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34, — In that moment I thought I had power and that others were able to hear me [Thought transmission] I imagined that another woman was me that there was another woman inside of her [Passivity experience] RHS – Revised Hallucination Scale.

The first factor in the current analysis of the LSHS-R suggests that vivid and perhaps intrusive mental events may also be part of the predisposition to halluci- nations in healthy individuals.

A new phenomenological survey of auditory hallucinations: From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. Tactile hallucinations are most likely to occur while falling asleep hypnagogic experiences or waking up hypnopompic experiences; Ohayon, ; Cheyne, Nonetheless, whereas participants tended to llaunay higher values 3 and 4 points in five of the items 1, 2, 3, 7, and 12 and unsure values 2 points in one of the items 510 items 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, hallucinatiin, 13, 14, 15, and launqy were more likely to receive lower values 0 points.

The purpose was to assess the way individuals from non-clinical and clinical populations understand each RHS item and then compare the two populations looking for similarities and differences. This suggests that a delusional interpretation of the hallucinatory phenomenon may soade the experience of healthy participants from that of psychiatric patients.


The measurement of hallucinatory predisposition in male and female prisoners. In the past, I have had the experience of hearing a 0. Individuals with higher hallucination predisposition presented more anxious-depressive and schizotypal symptomatology. Sometimes a passing thought will seem so real 0. Hallucinatory experiences, usually defined as perceptual experiences that occur in the absence of corresponding external sensory stimulation Slade and Bentall,are a clinical manifestation of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia Mueser et al.

Finally, the experience of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia is frequently described as intrusive and vivid—the mechanisms underlying the intrusiveness have been linked to deficits in inhibition Waters et al, in press. In support, a surprisingly large number of indivi- duals in the normal population report a history of hallucinatory experience.

The current factor structure is similar to the factors obtained by Levitan, Ward, Catts and Hemsley for participants with a psychiatric disorder and a history of auditory hallucinations, supporting the view that hallucinations exist on a continuum with normal experiences.

Psychiatric assessments of a selected sample of subjects.

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Suggest a Research Topic. Multi-dimensionality of hallucina- tory launaay The reasons for this discrepancy are not clear although, of particular note, their total mean score was lower than that reported in previous studies suggesting that their Dutch translation of the scale may be somewhat different from the original English version. Anxiety and the schizophrenic process: Consistent with previous studies, differences between sensory modalities of hallucinations in nonclinical individuals were minimal Tien, ; Johns and van Os, The people in my daydreams seem so true to life that I think they are real 6.

The total score ranges between 0 and 64, with higher scores indicating higher hallucination predisposition.


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The characteristic features of auditory verbal hallucinations in clinical and nonclinical groups: Taken together, these results confirm the internal consistency of the Portuguese adaptation of the LSHS. Psychosis-like experiences in the general population: Parametric statistical tests were used as the normality assumption was verified. Without such an effort to phenomenologically characterize normal as well as abnormal experiences, any attempt at a comparison is at risk of leading to non-informative conclusions This scale started a tradition of almost 30 years of studies of hallucinations in non-clinical samples.

Healthy individuals with auditory verbal hallucinations; who are they? Data from the participants who responded to the questionnaire were all included in the data analyses. The types of descriptions provided by the two groups were remarkably different. The issue addressed by this paper is the importance of the quality of such experiences, and what makes them similar or radically different from those in persons with schizophrenia.

Overall number of participants and percentages for each of the 16 LSHS items according to prevalence, frequency of occurrence, and perceived degree of control.

When I try to study my course material, the constant fights with my partner come into my head. Our results show that people with schizophrenia and healthy university students endorsing RHS sxale provide very different descriptions of their experiences. Items that loaded above 0.

Our results suggest that a cognitive deficit in source attribution may be present only in those individuals scoring high on items 7—12 of the LSHS-R. An introduction to descriptive psychopathology. The sounds I hear in my daydreams are usually clear and distinct 5. Sensed presence and other hallucinations.