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The remainder of the scales were designed for the present study. The PSE includes criteria for highly probable and less probable ratings. The SEI measures global self-esteem 7. Information on variables such as age, education, medications prescribed, and length of illness was obtained from each subjects chart.

Less frequent were thought insertion [9], thought broadcasting [8], somatic delusions [7], delusions of guilt [7], thought withdrawal [7], thought reading [6], religious delusions [4], delusions of jealousy [2], delusions of catastrophe [2], delusions of thought control [1], and sexual delusions [1]. Both were at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, a university-affiliated teaching centre in Toronto, Canada. Auditory hallucinations were most frequent [30], followed by visual [19], tactile [4], olfactory [3], and gustatory [2] hallucinations.

Forty-seven successive admissions were recruited who met inclusion criteria for the study, such as having experienced active psychosis within the past month. Kokenes confirmed the construct validity of the subscales as measuring sources of self-esteem 9, The raters were 2 inpatient psychiatrists who were blind to subjects scores and to the identity of the subjects.

The raters completed their assessments independently.

Seven patients refused to take part in the study for reasons that suggested a fear of manipulation or persecution. Reliability coefficients for internal stability were 0.

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This pattern indicates that these 6 areas of self-esteem are partially independent but also share varying amounts of overlap. Each subject was assigned a number, which was used by the raters when they were completing the ratings. The lowest shared variance is for school and work abilities and physical appearance 0. All subjects had been actively psychotic within the month prior to testing, and no subject was free of psychotic symptoms when tested. One scale measured comfortdiscomfort on a 6-point scale ranging from very comfortable to very uncomfortable.


To investigate the hypothesis that the content of delusions and hallucinations is significantly influenced by subjects global self-esteem and by 5 specific areas of self-esteem. The delusions and hallucinations of 40 psychotic patients fontenu assessed by 2 independent raters for content indicative of positive or negative self-esteem and for the extent to which the delusional content would be self-enhancing or diminishing and comforting or discomforting to the subject.

Two of these scales rated subjects reactions to each delusion or hallucination they experienced. Forty subjects gave informed consent and coopersjith the study within 2 weeks.

Higher self-esteem would not need to be defended against and would likely result in more varied content. The number of hallucinations reported by the 40 subjects was 58 ddu 1. Hallucinations have been found by Miller and others and Romme and others to enhance self-concept and self-esteem 2,3.

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If the content of delusions and hallucinations reflects an individuals self-esteem, lower self-esteem would promote less favourable content while higher self-esteem would be reflected by more positive content. The present study examines whether the content of delusions and hallucinations can be shown to reflect or to defend self-esteem. Many psychological factors may be relevant, but conteny have been systematically and objectively investigated 1.

Three scales were designed for use by the raters. Kaney and Bentall suggest that delusions of persecution maintain self-esteem by attributing blame for negative events to other people or circumstances 4. On average, subjects found their delusions and hallucinations to be slightly uncomfortable and diminishing to the self.

Thus self-esteem is coopersmifh intrapsychic factor that may be considered likely to influence the content of delusions and hallucinations. Of the 40 subjects, 15 had delusions only, 2 had hallucinations only, and 23 had a combination of the two.


Immediately upon reporting a delusion or hallucination, the subject dk asked to complete the scales assessing the comforting or discomforting and the enhancing or diminishing effects of the psychotic experience.

Organic delusional disorder was diagnosed in 2 subjects, drug-induced psychosis in 1 subject, and delusional disorder in 1 subject. This increased the probability that overvalued ideas and illusions were excluded. Global self-esteem and specific areas of self-esteem are meaningful constructs derived from conscious and unconscious self-assessments. Procedure Competent subjects who provided informed consent were interviewed within 14 days sie admission using the PSE.

Can J Psychiatry ; Alternatively, if the content of delusions and hallucinations defends self-esteem, lower self-esteem would produce more favourable, self-enhancing content. The 6-point scale ranged xu very negative to very positive. The mean comfort level and enhancement effect for hallucinations were somewhat lower at 2. The adult SEI form used in this study contains 25 items. For delusions, the mean comfort level was 2.

Method Subjects The study took place coopermsith 2 inpatient units, one a general adult unit and the other a chronic schizophrenia unit. The mean enhancement effect was 2. The other measured the enhancingdiminishing effects of each delusion or hallucination, such as the degree to which each made them feel better or worse about themselves.

Testretest reliability is 0. Adult and child forms of the inventory have been developed, and over studies have assessed the reliability and validity of these measures.

The sections coopersmoth delusions and hallucinations were used in this study. Factor analysis of the SRS produced 5 clusters of self-esteem: Schizoaffective disorder, manic episode and major depressive episode with psychotic features were each diagnosed in 5 subjects.