By Jan Dirk Blom

The Dictionary of Hallucinations is an alphabetical directory of concerns relating hallucinations and different misperceptions. they are often approximately divided into 5 categories:

1. Definitions of person hallucinatory symptoms
2. health conditions and ingredients linked to the mediation of hallucinations
3. Definitions of the phrases hallucination and phantasm via very important historic authors
4. old figures who're recognized to have skilled hallucinations
5. Miscellaneous issues.

Each of the definitions of person hallucinatory indicators comprises:

  • a definition of the term
  • its etymological origin
  • the 12 months of advent (if known)
  • a connection with the writer or authors who brought the time period (if known)
  • a description of the present use
  • a short rationalization of the etiology and pathophysiology of the symptom handy (if known)
  • references to comparable terms
  • references to the literature.

Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., is a scientific psychiatrist, focusing on the sector of psychotic issues. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy division of the collage of Leiden, at the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia proposal. he's at present fascinated about a collaborative venture with the college of Utrecht, on version dependent and version unfastened analyses of fMRI activation styles received from people with verbal auditory hallucinations, and an experimental therapy strategy with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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2007). Central pain syndrome. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Analgesia The term analgesia comes from the Greek words an (not) and algos (pain). It is used to denote a specific loss or impairment of sensitivity to painful stimuli of a tactile, thermal, chemical, or other physical origin. Etiologically, the mediation of analgesia is attributed to either peripheral or central nervous tissue damage, to the administration of anaesthetics or other chemical substances, or to psychological mechanisms.

2002). Colour blindness. Causes and effects. Chester, PA: Dalton Publishing. Anorexia and Hallucinations see Fasting-induced hallucination. Anosognosia and Hallucinations The term anosognosia comes from the Greek words a (not), nosos (illness), and gn¯osis (insight). It translates loosely as ‘lack of knowledge of one’s illness’. The French neologism anosognosie was introduced in or shortly before 1914 by the Polish-French neurologist Joseph Jules François Félix Babinski (1857–1932). The phenomenon itself was described at least as early as 1885 by the Russian-Swiss neuropathologist Constantin von Monakow (1853–1930).

Onethird to one-half of sufferers experience lifelong episodes of relapse and remission, generally with ongoing, though less severe psychotic symptoms during the periods of remission. The last quarter of the group remains psychotic throughout. This state of affairs was noted by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857–1939) a century ago. And in spite of the advent of antipsychotic drug treatment, it has remained essentially unaltered up until the present day. It has even been argued that the surplus value of antipsychotic drug treatment is not its influence upon the long-term course of any of the major psychotic disorders, but rather its capacity to limit the duration of psychotic episodes and to reduce the severity of hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms.

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