hallucinatory madness

hallucinatory madness
   The German term hallucinatorisches Irresein,or hallucinatory madness, was introduced in or shortly before 1878 by the German psychiatrist Hermann Emminghaus (1845-1904) to denote a mental disorder dominated by hallucinations and *illusions (or *phantasms, as Emminghaus refers to these two classes ofphenomena). In Emming-haus's own words, "Hallucinatory madness is understood as a mental disturbance in which phantasms are often, ifnot continuously, present, and in several or all of the sensory modalities." It would seem that hallucinatory madness as envisaged by Emminghaus is characterized by long-lasting * compound and * scenic hallucinations.
   Emminghaus, H. (1878). Allgemeine Psychopathologie, zur Einführung in das Studium der Geistesstörungen. Leipzig: F.C.W. Vogel.

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