TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: USING THE IMAGRY OF DELUSIONS AS INFORMATION REGARDING THE INDIVIDUAL’S CORE CONFLICTS

In a previous memo, I summarized the work of two English groups (Tony Morrison in Manchester and Dan Freeman in London) which showed in two separate studies that approximately 75% of individuals who acknowledge delusions also have imaginal intrusions detailing the content of the delusions. This represents a unique opportunity for clinicians to not only […]

Intrusive Images

It occurred to me several years ago that it was odd that the imaginative apparatus utilized a sensory pathway, namely the vocal pathway for hallucinations but employed a strictly verbal pathway for the experience of delusions. A series of studies were conducted (one in which I participated in as an author) which found that intrusive […]