Thought broadcasting describes an experience in which an individual believes that his or her thoughts are audible, being said aloud by an entity outside that individual’s own mind (e.g., another person, the radio, or television). Thought broadcasting is a symptom indicative of a psychotic disorder and is considered a type of positive symptom. Other examples of positive symptoms include ideas of reference, grandiose thinking, hallucinations, and paranoia. Within this framework, thought broadcasting is a delusion, a belief held with conviction despite better evidence to the contrary. Some conceptions also categorize this symptom as “bizarre” in that, when compared with the content of some symptoms (e.g., suspicious feelings about being spied on or monitored by cameras), it is implausible.

As with other positive symptoms, thought broadcasting can ...

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