Like neuroses, psychoses also fulfill PBT’s five criteria of bizarreness. However, in psychoses, the intensity of bizarreness is more severe. While similar with regard to mode of onset and prevalence, psychotic symptoms are much more extreme than neurotic symptoms, as they task individuals’ attention and daily functioning more profoundly and the social stigma is more derogatory. Additionally, not only are psychosis patients unaware of the underlying causes of their symptoms, they are also unaware that their behavior is maladaptive.


Placebo Depression Stein Fluoxetine Ghost 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yacov Rofé
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  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael

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