Appraising appraisals: Role of belief in psychotic experiences

Angela Woods, Sam Wilkinson

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There is a burgeoning interest, particularly among psychosis and hallucinations researchers, in the prevalence of so-called psychotic experiences in the general population. Individuals who are variously presented in the research literature as “non-clinical” or “healthy” or “without a need for care” provide an opportunity to explore and understand unusual experiences without the confounding factors that come with diagnosis.3 Frequently studied in clinical terms with clinical measures, this group is neither a natural nor homogeneous cohort, but may be thought of as an artifact of the effort to investigate what leads people with apparently very similar experiences to meet or not meet criteria for diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-892
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Volume4
Issue number12
Early online date27 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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