USE OF MULTIMODALITY IMAGING AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL MEASURES FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OFAUDITORY VERBAL HALLUCINATIONS: A BRAIN TO BEHAVIOR APPROACH

Patients suffering from auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) may utilize unique coping strategies in order to reduce distraction caused by the perception of internal speech. Behavioral strategies may include externalizing speech through self-talk. This paper examines the benefits of a multimodality brain to behavior approach applied to the outpatient psychiatric assessment of a 55-year-old Caucasian female presenting with auditory verbal hallucinations and challenges in attention, concentration, and emotional regulation, who employed self-talk as a coping strategy to focus her attention. Key words: EEG; hallucinations; LORETA; SPECT; neuropsychology.

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