stereotyped hallucination

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  • stereotypic hallucination —    Also known as stereotyped hallucination. Both terms are used to denote a type of hallucination which displays little change and often lacks complexity. As explained by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857 1939), In general, schizophrenic …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • stable hallucination —    A term coined in or shortly before 1866 by the German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828 1899). Kahlbaum uses the term to denote a hallucination which displays a minimum of variation over time. He conceptualizes this type of hallucination …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • reflex hallucination —    Also known as reflex false perception and apperceptive hallucination. The German term Reflexhallucination was introduced in or shortly before 1866 by the German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828 1899) to denote a hallucination arising in …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • blank hallucination —    The term blank hallucination was introduced in or shortly before 1961 by the German American psychoanalyst Max M. Stern (18951982) to denote a collection of simple hallucinatory phenomena such as the sense that one is floating in space,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • musical hallucination —    Also known as musical hallucinosis, auditory Charles Bonnet syndrome, and Oliver Sacks syndrome, after the British neurologist Oliver Wolf Sacks (b. 1933). All four terms are used to denote an *auditory hallucination characterized by songs,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • focal hallucination —    A term used to denote a hallucination that is attributable to a focal or partial epileptic seizure, as in the *irritative type of hallucinations as envisaged by the American ophthalmologist David Glendenning Cogan (1908 1993). Focal… …   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

  • epilepsy and hallucinations —    The term epilepsy comes from the Greek verb epilambanein (to attack). It refers to a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. The introduction of the term epilepsy is generally attributed to the Persian physician and… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • schizophrenia — schizophrenic /skit seuh fren ik/, adj., n. /skit seuh free nee euh, freen yeuh/, n. 1. Psychiatry. Also called dementia praecox. a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional… …   Universalium

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