Are Auditory Hallucinations Ever Normal?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 6&7, June 2019
Joseph M. Pierre, MD.
Chief, Hospital Psychiatry Division at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center. Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.
Dr. Pierre has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
When a patient presents with auditory hallucinations (AH), are you likely to diagnose a psychotic disorder? If no other symptoms are present, would you recommend an antipsychotic? If you answered yes to either question, there’s some new research that may change your mind.