A Dictionary of Hallucinations by Jan Dirk Blom

By Jan Dirk Blom

The Dictionary of Hallucinations is an alphabetical directory of matters referring to 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 through vital old authors
4. ancient figures who're recognized to have skilled hallucinations
5. Miscellaneous issues.

Each of the definitions of person hallucinatory signs 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 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 problems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy division of the collage of Leiden, at the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia thought. he's presently taken with 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 remedy procedure with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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H. (1965). Color blindness. In: Vision and visual perception. H. New York, NY: Wiley. McIntyre, D. (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).

Biochemistry, ecology, and medicinal applications. New York, NY: Plenum Press. Antidepressants and Hallucinations The term antidepressant was introduced in or shortly before 1953 by the American psychiatrists Harry M. Salzer (b. 1906) and Max L. Lurie (b. 1920) in a barely noticed article on the mood-altering potential of the tuberculostatic isoniazid. As the French psychiatrists Jean Delay (1907–1987) and Jean-François Buisson had noted a year before Salzer and Lurie, isoniazid appeared to be well suited to treat anxiety and depressive symptoms.

K. (2007). Hypnosis and surgery: Past, present, and future. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 104, 1199–1208. Anaesthesia Dolorosa Also known as painful anaesthesia. Anaesthesia dolorosa is also written as anesthesia dolorosa. Both terms stem from the Greek noun anaisthèsia (numbness) and the Latin adjective dolorosa (of grief, of sorrow). They are used to denote a spontaneously occurring, severe type of pain located in an anaesthetic zone. Facial anaesthesia dolorosa is an uncommon complication of surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia.

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