Activitas Nervosa Superior

, Volume 53, Issue 1–2, pp 35–43 | Cite as

On the Plausibility of Psychotic Hallucinations

  • Paul Franceschi
Open Access
Original Article


In this paper, we describe several factors that can contribute, from the patient’s viewpoint, to the plausibility of psychotic hallucinations. We sketch then a Plausibility of Hallucinations Scale, consisting of a 50-item questionnaire, which aims at evaluating the degree of plausibility of hallucinations. We also emphasize the utility of pointing out to the patient the several factors that contribute to the plausibility of his/her hallucinations, in the context of cognitive therapy for schizophrenia.


Schizophrenia Hallucinations Cognitive therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CorsicaCorteFrance

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