quasi-hallucination
   A term that tends to be used quite loosely to denote a percept that is reminiscent of a * hallucination proper, but lacks one or more of the latter's formal characteristics. The term quasi-hallucination is often used interchangeably with terms such as * dissociative hallucination, *pseudohallucination, and *psychotic-like hallucination. All four terms are used in opposition to terms such as * hallucination proper, * true hallucination, and *veridical hallucination.
   References
   Yee, L., Korner, A.J., McSwiggan, S., Meares, R.A., Stevenson, J. (2005). Persistent hallucinosis in borderline personality disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 46, 147-154.

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