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By Jan Dirk Blom

ISBN-10: 1441912223

ISBN-13: 9781441912220

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 ingredients linked to the mediation of hallucinations
3. Definitions of the phrases hallucination and phantasm via vital ancient authors
4. ancient figures who're identified to have skilled hallucinations
5. Miscellaneous issues.

Each of the definitions of person hallucinatory signs contains:

  • a definition of the term
  • its etymological origin
  • the yr 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 clarification 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 notion. he's presently all for a collaborative venture with the college of Utrecht, on version established and version unfastened analyses of fMRI activation styles received from people with verbal auditory hallucinations, and an experimental remedy approach with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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Anesthesia see Anaesthesia. Angel Dust and Hallucinations see Phencyclidine-induced hallucination. Ann the Word Angel’s Trumpet and Hallucinations see Lee, Ann. see Datura hallucination. Anomalous Colour Vision Animals and Hallucinations see Colour vision deficiency. It has been suggested that not only humans but also other animals possess the capacity to hallucinate. Although hallucinatory phenomena experienced by animals are even less accessible to scientific research than those in humans, field and laboratory observations of animal reactions to psychoactive substances have led researchers to conclude that animals have the capacity not only to hallucinate but also to develop cravings for and addictions to psychoactive plants and other substances.

In 1963, which designated the antipsychotics primarily as antidopaminergic agents, is generally regarded as an empirical corroboration of Delay and Deniker’s biochemical thesis. In addition to their effects on the dopaminergic system, however, the antipsychotic substances also affect a variety of other neurotransmitter systems in the CNS. For example, they also have anticholinergic, antihistaminergic, and serotonergic effects, as well as an antagonistic effect on adrenergic receptors. On the basis of the antidopaminergic effects of chlorpromazine and 30 Antipsychotics and Hallucinations A other antipsychotics, in 1974 the group headed by the American psychiatrist and pharmacologist Solomon Snyder (b.

1953). Anxiety and depressive states treated with isonicotinyl hydrazide (isoniazid). Ohio State Medical Journal, 51, 437–441. , Balestrieri, M. (2004). Factors associated with complex visual hallucinations during antidepressant treatment. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 19, 577–584. Anti-hallucinatory System The expression système anti-hallucinatoire was introduced in or shortly before 1973 by the French psychiatrist Henri Ey (1900–1977) to denote the morphological and functional organizations of the brain and mind, which he envisaged along the lines of the British neurologists John Hughlings Jackson (1835–1911) and Charles Scott Sherrington (1857–1952), and to which he attributed an active protective influence against the interference of hallucinatory percepts.

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