Commentary

Distinguishing schizophrenia from the mechanisms underlying hallucinations

Citation

Silverstein SM & Phillips W (2004) Distinguishing schizophrenia from the mechanisms underlying hallucinations. Commentary on: Behrendt, R., & Young, C. (2004). Hallucinations in schizophrenia, sensory impairment, and brain disease: A unifying model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(6), 771-787. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04000184. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27 (6), pp. 805-806. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X04410188

Abstract
This commentary challenges the argument that the diathesis for hallucinations is equivalent to that for schizophrenia. Evidence against this comes from data on the prevalence of hallucinations in schizophrenia, their nonspecificity, and their relationships with moderating variables. We also highlight, however, the manner in which the Behrendt & Young (B&Y) hypothesis extends recent neuroscientific theories of schizophrenia, and its potential treatment applications.

Journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 27, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2004
Publication date online15/06/2005
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0140-525X
Item discussedBehrendt, R., & Young, C. (2004). Hallucinations in schizophrenia, sensory impairment, and brain disease: A unifying model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(6), 771-787. doi:10.1017/S0140525X04000184