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Schneider's first rank symptoms
medical dictionary

Those symptom's that, when present, indicate that the diagnosis of schizophrenia is likely, provided that organic or toxic aetiology is ruled out: delusion of control, thought broadcasting, thought withdrawal, thought insertion, hearing one's thoughts spoken aloud, auditory hallucinations that comment on one's behaviour, and auditory hallucinations in which two voices carry on a conversation.

Synonyms: first rank symptoms, schneiderian first rank symptoms.

(05 Mar 2000)