Medical Term:

Schneider first rank symptoms

Pronunciation: schnī′dĕr

Definition: those symptoms that, when present, indicate that the diagnosis of schizophrenia is likely, provided that organic or toxic etiology is ruled out: delusion of control, thought broadcasting, thought withdrawal, thought insertion, hearing one's thoughts spoken aloud, auditory hallucinations that comment on one's behavior, and auditory hallucinations in which two voices carry on a conversation.

Synonym(s): first rank symptoms, schneiderian first rank symptoms

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