How common are tactile hallucinations in schizophrenics

Schizophrenia or psychosis

Formal thought disorders are characterized by the fact that thoughts change from one object to another, statements stand next to one another without a meaningful relationship, the train of thought is mixed up and the people express themselves in incomprehensible speech. The content of the language is impoverished and, despite a long speech, hardly any information is transmitted.

The content-related thought disorders include various delusional phenomena, there is often paranoia or relationship delusion, i.e. events, objects or people have a special, mostly negative or threatening meaning. Furthermore, thought spreading and thought deprivation tell. The client has the feeling that their own thoughts can be heard from outside or that thoughts, feelings, actions are input by an external power of their own. Thought spreading or thought inspiration is also known as an ego disturbance.

Perception disorders and hallucinations usually include acoustic hallucinations, i.e. voices are heard speaking to the person concerned or commenting on the current behavior. Often, tactile hallucinations are typically expressed as electrifying, tingling, or burning sensations.

Affect disorders are usually characterized by a flattening, i.e. the voice is unusually monotonous, the face immobile and the clients complain of insufficient emotional intensity. In the case of so-called inadequate affect, the person's expressions of feeling clearly contradict the content of the words, e.g. laugh when the content is sad.

The psychomotor disorders include a decrease in spontaneous movement. Often there are senseless and stereotypical, aroused motor movements or inadequate and bizarre postures that are adopted.

The drive is usually impaired, self-initiated and goal-oriented activities decrease. Interpersonal relationships become more difficult, and the patient tends to withdraw from society and become emotionally isolated.