hallucinosis phantastica

   The term Halluzinosis phantastica was introduced in or shortly before 1921 by the German psychiatrist Paul Schröder (1873-1941) to denote a symptom complex of fantastic delusions rather than hallucinations. In this context the term hallucinosis would seem to refer somewhat mis-leadingly to the observation that the delusions in question may be based on * bodily hallucinations (in addition to their occurrence in the context of regular bodily sensations such as hunger, a tooth ache, or palpitations). According to Schröder, hallucinosis phantastica would seem to occur primarily among elderly persons with a clinical diagnosis of paraphrenia (i.e. 'late-onset schizophrenia').
   Mayer-Gross, W. (1928). Pathologie der Wahrnehmung II. Psychopathologie und Klinik der Trugwahrnehmungen.In: Handbuch der Geisteskrankheiten. Band I. Allgemeiner Teil I. Edited by Bumke, O. Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer.
   Schröder, P. (1921). Ueber Halluzinose und vom Halluzinieren. Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, 49, 189-220.

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