hallucinosic syndrome

   A term used to denote a hallucinatory syndrome characterized by a specific type of hallucination or by an association with a specific clinical orneu-robiological parameter. Hallusinosic syndromes are conceptualized along the lines of the notion of *hallucinosis. Examples described in the literature include * acute hallucinosis, * chronic hallucinosis, *alcoholic hallucinosis, *brainstem auditory hallucinosis, * chronic tactile hallucinosis, *cocaine hallucinosis, *experiential hallucinosis, *experiential thalamic hallucinosis, * functional hallucinosis, *hallucinosis phantastica, *narcotic hallucinosis, *organic hallucinosis, *peduncular hallucinosis, and * syphilitic hallucinosis.
   Berrios, G.E. (1985). Hallucinosis.In: Neurobehavioural disorders.Editedby Frederiks, J.A.M. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications.

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