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Vol. 8, No. 7 / July 2009
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The list of interview questions Dr. Henry Nasrallah suggested in “The hallucination portrait of psychosis: Probing the voices within” (From the Editor, Current Psychiatry, May 2009) is a much-needed reminder of the clinical importance of patients’ verbal auditory hallucinations. In 15 years of practice—much of that inpatient psychiatry—I have cared for many patients with hallucinations, and until recently I confess my interview was not as thorough as Dr. Nasrallah advises. Then after attending a workshop in January 2009, I modified my usual clinical interview when a patient reported religious, paranoid, persecutory, and/or command verbal auditory hallucinations. The results have been startling.

Anne M. Stoline, MD
Perryville, MD

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