The experience of felt presence in a general population sample

Sanne G. Brederoo*, Ben Alderson-Day, Janna N. de Boer, Mascha M.J. Linszen, Iris E.C. Sommer

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Felt presence is a widely occurring experience, but remains under-recognised in clinical and research practice. To contribute to a wider recognition of the phenomenon, we aimed to assess the presentation of felt presence in a large population sample (n = 10 447) and explore its relation to key risk factors for psychosis. In our sample 1.6% reported experiencing felt presence in the past month. Felt presence was associated with visual and tactile hallucinations and delusion-like thinking; it was also associated with past occurrence of adverse events, loneliness and poor sleep. The occurrence of felt presence may function as a marker for general hallucination proneness.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)119-121
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - 12-apr.-2024


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