Hypnopompic hallucinations

Audible thoughts: the patient hears his thoughts spoken aloud, a Schneiderian first-rank symptom.

In catatonia, the patient opposes all passive movements.

Aversion to one's biological sex, possibly with conviction that one 'should have' been born into the other biological sex.

One's self-view as male or female.

Sensation of a 'lump in the throat': seen in anxiety.

Idea or delusion that one has superior powers, strength, wealth, beauty, etc., as seen in mania and psychosis.

Involves the sense of taste.

A sensory perception that seems real to the person but that arises without external stimulus. It may occur in any sensory modality. Visual ones suggest organic states; auditory ones, mental illness, especially schizophrenia. False perceptions can occur while falling asleep (hypnagogic), dreaming, or awakening (hypnopompic), but these would not usually be termed hallucinations.

The hallucination of 'seeing one's own body at a distance'.

Part of the limbic system that is involved in memory and emotion.

Oversensitivity to noise; seen in anxiety. Excessive sleepiness. See hallucinations.

Referring to the state immediately preceding awakening; may include hallucinations that are of no pathological significance.

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