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thought echo

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(echo de la pensée) a symptom of psychosis in which the patient has a hallucination of hearing aloud his or her own thoughts a short time after thinking them. Similar to the experience of thought echo is that of Gedankenlautwerden, in which the patients hear their own thoughts aloud at the time they think them. This was an original Schneiderian first-rank symptom, but has been left out of most translations of Schneider’s work into English.

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