First Rank Symptoms were first described by Kurt Schneider.
Part of a Primary delusion. It can occur ‘out of the blue’ (Autochthonous delusion) or as a two stage process where a normal perception occurs first and then a delusion if formed around it. (Delusional perception)
e.g. ‘When I saw the red car passing by me yesterday, I knew I was going to be killed.’
Third-person auditory hallucinations (arguing or talking about patient) – ‘He or she’
Running commentary on person’s actions or thoughts
Thought echo (Gedankenlautwerden) – Thoughts spoken aloud
DELUSIONS OF THOUGHT INTERFERENCE
Thought insertion (put into your head)
Thought withdrawal (taken out of your head)
Thought broadcasting (broadcast so that other people know what you are thinking)
PASSIVITY PHENOMENON OR DELUSIONS OF CONTROL
Control of the following by an external force:
Somatic Passivity – Passive recipient of bodily sensations imposed from outside forces.
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