A confusing clinical entity in which the patient believes his mind is being controlled by someone else or external forces. Several types are recognized. In one form, command automatism, activities are carried out without conscious knowledge on the part of the subject, with automatic obedience to any command or suggestion.
- V. K. Kandinskii:
O psevdogalliutsinatsiiakh. Kritiko-klinicheskii étud. St. Petersburg, 1890.
- C. G. de Clérambault:
Syndrome mécanique et conception mécanisiste des psychoses hallucinatoires.
Annales médico-psychologiques, Paris, 1927, 85: 398-413.
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