symptomatic autoscopy
   The term symptomatic autoscopy comes from the Greek words sumptoma (chance, disease), autos (self), and skopeo (I am looking at). It is used to denote a type of * autoscopy (i.e. 'seeing oneself') which is attributable to an organic disorder. The term is used in opposition to idiopathic autoscopy. For a further explanation, see the entries Autoscopy, Autoscopic phenomenon, and Autoscopic hallucination.
   References
   Campbell, R.J. (1996). Psychiatric dictionary. Seventh edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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