neurosyphilis and hallucinations

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • Donizetti, Domenico Gaetano Maria — (1797 1848)    An Italian opera composer who suffered from neurosyphilis, and died in a state of * psychosis or general paralysis . On the basis of a careful reconstruction of Donizetti s medical history, which includes recurrent fevers, severe… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • syphilitic hallucinosis —    The term syphilitic hallucinosis is used to denote a hallucinatory state attributable to syphilis. The medical Latin name syphilis comes from the Latin sus (swine), and the Greek philos (friend of). It was introduced in a medical didactic poem …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • De Maupassant, Guy —    (1850 1893)    A French writer considered one of the fathers of the short story who described various types of hallucination in his literary works. It is known that de Maupassant used hallucinogens throughout his adult life, that he suffered… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Schumann, Robert — (1810 1856)    Also known as Robert Alexander Schumann, Benjamin Gottlieb Schumann, and Gottlob Schumann. A German composer, music journalist, and critic who from adolescence onwards suffered from severe depressions with recurrent suicidal… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Van Gogh, Vincent Willem — (1853 1890)    A Dutch post impressionist painter who suffered from severe headaches, * nightmares, epileptic seizures, * tinnitus, hallucinations, and other * perceptual disturbances, who cut off his left ear lobe, and who shot himself in 1890.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • organic hallucinosis —    A term used to denote a syndrome characterized by persistent or recurrent hallucinations occurring in the unclouded mind, attributable to a manifest organic disorder. Organic hallucinosis is believed to occur in the absence of other psychotic… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Zingerle's automatosis —    Also known as Zingerle syndrome. Both eponyms refer to the Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Zingerle (1870 1935). Zingerle introduced the German neologism Automatose in or shortly before 1924 to denote a syndrome characterized by… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Swift, Jonathan — (1667 1745)    An Irish poet, writer, and political satirist who is probably best remembered for his book Gulliver s Travels. The description of the miniature and giant figures in this book, referred to as Lilliputians and Gulliverians, as well… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • mental disorder — Any illness with a psychological origin, manifested either in symptoms of emotional distress or in abnormal behaviour. Most mental disorders can be broadly classified as either psychoses or neuroses (see neurosis; psychosis). Psychoses (e.g.,… …   Universalium

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