A Dictionary of Hallucinations by Jan Dirk Blom PDF

By Jan Dirk Blom

ISBN-10: 1441912223

ISBN-13: 9781441912220

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

1. Definitions of person hallucinatory symptoms
2. health conditions and components linked to the mediation of hallucinations
3. Definitions of the phrases hallucination and phantasm via very important historic authors
4. historic figures who're identified 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 creation (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 to hand (if known)
  • references to comparable terms
  • references to the literature.

Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical psychiatrist, focusing on the sphere of psychotic issues. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy division of the collage of Leiden, at the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia thought. he's at present inquisitive about a collaborative undertaking with the collage of Utrecht, on version established and version loose analyses of fMRI activation styles got from people with verbal auditory hallucinations, and an experimental therapy process with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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Hypnosis and surgery: Past, present, and future. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 104, 1199–1208. this area of research. As noted by Klüver, who carried out numerous experiments with both ∗ psychotomimetic substances and animals, “I am unfortunately aware that the literature nowadays is full of ‘hallucinated’ cats and monkeys. But a monkey grabbing into the air under the influence of a supposedly ‘hallucinogenic’ substance does not necessarily grab for hallucinated objects; a monkey who scratches himself does not necessarily itch, and when sticking out his tongue rhythmically does not necessarily have paresthesias.

In addition, it has been suggested that these hallucinations can be mediated indirectly by the disturbances in dopaminergic, adrenergic, serotonergic, and/or cholinergic function that frequently occur in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease’s characteristic neurocognitive disturbances would seem to play no more than a pathoplastic role in the mediation of hallucinations, although a more prominent role has also been suggested. An important confounder in all studies of hallucinations occurring in the context of Alzheimer’s disease is the disorder’s comorbidity with conditions such as parkinsonism, metabolic disorders, ocular disease, and hearing loss.

Versuch einer Gestaltanalyse des Wahns. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag. A. (1992). Madness and modernism. Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Apparition Also known as apparitional experience. Both terms stem from the Latin verb apparere, which means to appear or to manifest (itself). The term apparition has various connotations, the most important of which are (1) a ∗ visual illusion or hallucination, (2) the perceived manifestation of a living person or animal normally outside the range of regular sense perception, and (3) the perceived manifestation of a dead person or animal (traditionally regarded as a ghost or spirit).

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