- chronic hallucinosis
- The expression chronic hallucinosis refers to a subtype of * hallucinosis characterized by delusional and hallucinatory states of a protracted, and often permanent nature. It was employed at least as early as 1900 by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848-1904). The term chronic hallucinosis is used in opposition to the expression * acute hallucinosis, which refers to a state which is similar but of a limited duration. As a nosological category, chronic hallucinosis is classified as a specific type of *hallucinosic syndrome.ReferencesHaustgen, T. (2007). La psychose hallucinatoire chronique doit-elle disparaître? Une revue historique. Psychiatrie Sciences Humaines Neurosciences, 5, 162-175.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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