- The term minor hallucination is indebted to the Latin adjective minor, which means smaller, younger, the youngest. It is used to denote a * sensory deception that does not fulfil the criteria of a * hallucination proper, such as a *hallucinoid or illusory phenomenon. Some phenomena classified as minor hallucinations are *sensed presence, * passage hallucinations, and *cognitive illusions. Minor hallucinations can occur in healthy individuals, but they are also associated with a variety of psychiatric and neurological conditions, including narcolepsy, Parkinson's disease, and the use of illicit substances such as cannabis, Amanita muscaria, mescaline, and LSD.ReferencesFénelon, G., Mahieux, F., Huon, R., Ziégler, M. (2000). Hallucinations in Parkinson's disease: Prevalence, phenomenology and risk factors. Brain, 123, 733-745.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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