Hallucinations of presence
Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Definition: Feeling of the presence near of another person, without a corresponding external stimulus (Fénelon et al. 2011).


Exploration: The presence of “hallucinations of presence” can be established by interviewing the patient.




Fénelon G, Soulas T, Cleret De Langavant L, Trinkler I, Bachoud-Lévi AC. Feeling of presence in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2011; 82: 1219–1224.

March 1, 2018