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Assessing early-onset hallucinations in the touch-screen generation

  • Morgane Demeulemeester (a1), Fréderic Kochman (a2), Benjamin Fligans (a3), Ahmed J. Tabet (a4), Pierre Thomas (a5) and Renaud Jardri (a6)...

The increasing development of apps for digital devices provides an opportunity for new instruments to assess hallucinations in young individuals. Here we present the Multisensory HAllucinations Scale for Children (MHASC), dedicated to assessing complex early-onset hallucinations. The MHASC will soon be translated into multilanguage versions with the support of the International Consortium of Hallucination Research.

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Renaud Jardri, MD, PhD, Service de Psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, Hôpital Fontan, CHRU de Lille, CS 70001, 59037 Lille cedex, France. Email:
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R.J. received funding from the Deniker Foundation for the MHASC project. M.D. held a doctoral fellowship from the Association National de la Recherche et de la Technologie (ANRT).

Declaration of interest

R.J., B.F., A.J.T., M.D. are the developers of the MHASC app. MHASC is a trademark of Université de Lille & Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille.

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Assessing early-onset hallucinations in the touch-screen generation

  • Morgane Demeulemeester (a1), Fréderic Kochman (a2), Benjamin Fligans (a3), Ahmed J. Tabet (a4), Pierre Thomas (a5) and Renaud Jardri (a6)...
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