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By Jan Dirk Blom

ISBN-10: 1441912223

ISBN-13: 9781441912220

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 by means of vital old authors
4. historic figures who're identified 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 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 similar terms
  • references to the literature.

Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., is a scientific psychiatrist, focusing on the sphere of psychotic problems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy division of the collage of Leiden, at the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia idea. he's at present fascinated by a collaborative undertaking with the college 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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Anton–Babinski Syndrome Anton’s Blindness Also known as Anton’s syndrome, Anton’s symptom, Anton’s blindness, anosognosia for blindness, denial of blindness, and visual anosognosia. The eponym Anton–Babinski syndrome refers to the Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist Gabriel Anton (1858–1933) and the PolishFrench neurologist Joseph Jules François Félix Babinski (1857–1932). It is used to denote a subtype of ∗ anosognosia first described by Anton in 1899, characterized by a denial of ∗ blindness in individuals with partial or total blindness.

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