Delusional Atmosphere, The Psychotic Prodrome and Decontextualized Memories

Andrew Moskowitz, Lynn Nadel, Peter Watts, W. Jake Jacobs

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8 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychosis, Trauma and Dissociation
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470511732
StatePublished - Jul 10 2009


  • Childhood trauma and later schizophrenia
  • Deficits in explicit or autobiographical memory and intact implicit memory
  • Freud's feeling of 'uncanniness'
  • Jacobs and Nadel's model - to delusional atmosphere
  • Multiple memory systems and the hippocampus
  • Perceptual or perceived environmental changes in psychotic prodrome
  • Phobias, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychotic episodes in periods of stress
  • Wahnstimmung or 'Delusional Atmosphere' (DA)
  • delusional atmosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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