During the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following…
For the following questions, the interviewer must read out a series of symptoms and determine if the respondent had any of those symptoms in the last 12 months. The point of asking symptom-related questions is to screen those individuals who might have a specific health condition or disease. Because there could be a number of symptoms that characterise a given health condition, and because some symptoms may be common to different conditions, it is important that the interviewer probe for each symptom to see whether the respondent may have an active disease. It is also important that the time
period for the symptoms (in the last 12 months) be clearly understood by the respondent and not confused with other time frames used in this section such as "ever" and "the last 2 weeks". Confusion of the time frame may render results incomparable.
An experience of seeing visions or hearing voices that others could not see or hear when you were not half asleep, dreaming or under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
||Do not know
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
These kind of symptoms are called hallucinations. The patient sees non-existent objects, people, scenes and hears sounds, voices or music that are not there, as vividly and lucidly as normal people perceive the reality around them. No ordinary explanation seems possible for these experiences.