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Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2012-11-08
ISBN : 1447237226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. In Hallucinations, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr Oliver Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : Jan Dirk Blom,Iris E.C. Sommer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-12-21
ISBN : 1461409594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The work aims to provide an overview of the field of contemporary hallucinations research. It will consist of 28 chapters, the writing of which will be put out to international experts specialized in the specific fields at hand. The work aims to be unique, in that it intends to cover many different types of hallucination, and to approach the subject matter from four different perspectives, i.e., conceptual, phenomenological, neuroscientific, and therapeutic.

A Dictionary of Hallucinations

A Dictionary of Hallucinations Book
Author : Jan Dirk Blom
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-08
ISBN : 9781441912237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to serve as a reference manual for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, general practitioners, and academics dealing professionally with concepts of hallucinations and other sensory deceptions.

Real Hallucinations

Real Hallucinations Book
Author : Matthew Ratcliffe
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-09-15
ISBN : 0262036711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Schizophrenia and selfhood -- Thought insertion clarified -- Voices of anxiety -- Trauma and trust -- Intentionality and interpersonal experience -- Varieties of hallucination -- Metaphilosophical conclusion

The Neuroscience of Hallucinations

The Neuroscience of Hallucinations Book
Author : Renaud Jardri,Arnaud Cachia,Pierre Thomas,Delphine Pins
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-09-25
ISBN : 1461441218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hallucinatory phenomena have held the fascination of science since the dawn of medicine, and the popular imagination from the beginning of recorded history. Their study has become a critical aspect of our knowledge of the brain, making significant strides in recent years with advances in neuroimaging, and has established common ground among what normally are regarded as disparate fields. The Neuroscience of Hallucinations synthesizes the most up-to-date findings on these intriguing auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory experiences, from their molecular origins to their cognitive expression. In recognition of the wide audience for this information among the neuroscientific, medical, and psychology communities, its editors bring a mature evidence base to highly subjective experience. This knowledge is presented in comprehensive detail as leading researchers across the disciplines ground readers in the basics, offer current cognitive, neurobiological, and computational models of hallucinations, analyze the latest neuroimaging technologies, and discuss emerging interventions, including neuromodulation therapies, new antipsychotic drugs, and integrative programs. Among the topics covered: Hallucinations in the healthy individual. A pathophysiology of transdiagnostic hallucinations including computational and connectivity modeling. Molecular mechanisms of hallucinogenic drugs. Structural and functional variations in the hallucinatory brain in schizophrenia. The neurodevelopment of hallucinations. Innovations in brain stimulation techniques and imaging-guided therapy. Psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and pharmacologists will welcome The Neuroscience of Hallucinations as a vital guide to the current state and promising future of their shared field.

Origin and Mechanisms of Hallucinations

Origin and Mechanisms of Hallucinations Book
Author : Wolfram Keup
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-04-17
ISBN : 1461586453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hallucinations, a natural phenomenon as old as mankind, have a surprisingly wide range. They appear under the most diversified conditions, in the "normal" psyche as well as in severe chronic mental derangement. As a symptom, hallucinations are a potential part of a variety of pathological conditions in almost all kinds of psychotic behavior. In addition, lately, various psychological and sociological circumstances seem to favor widespread use and abuse of hallucinogens, substances able to produce hallucinations in the normal brain. They not rarely lead to serious psychopatho logy such as toxic, and mobilized or aggravated endogenous psycho ses. While such development adds to our scientific knowledge, it also contributes to our current social troubles. Neurologists and neuro-surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists and other specialized researchers constantly have been dealing with the phenomenon, its roots and branches, and yet, its primary mechanisms are largely un known. However, investigators of hallucinations now seem to enter common ground on which meaningful discussions and joint approaches become feasible and more promising. We have come a long way from the Latin term "hallucinari", meaning to talk nonsense, to be absent-minded, to the modern con cept of "hallucinations". While the Latin word was descriptive of what may be due to hallucinations, the modern concept defines hal lucinations as subjective experiences that are consequences of men tal processes, sometimes fulfilling a purpose in the individual's mental life.

Hallucination

Hallucination Book
Author : Fiona Macpherson,Dimitris Platchias
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2013-08-30
ISBN : 0262019205
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reflection on the nature of hallucination has relevance for many traditional philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, perception, and our knowledge of the world. In recent years, neuroimaging techniques and scientific findings on the nature of hallucination, combined with interest in new philosophical theories of perception such as disjunctivism, have brought the topic of hallucination once more to the forefront of philosophical thinking. Scientific evidence from psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry sheds light on the functional role and physiology of actual hallucinations; some disjunctivist theories offer a radically new and different philosophical conception of hallucination. This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the nature of hallucination, offering essays by both scientists and philosophers. Contributors first consider topics from psychology and neuroscience, including neurobiological mechanisms of hallucination and the nature and phenomenology of auditory-verbal hallucinations. Philosophical discussions follow, with contributors first considering disjunctivism and then, more generally, the relation between hallucination and the nature of experience. ContributorsIstván Aranyosi, Richard P. Bentall, Paul Coates, Fabian Dorsch, Katalin Farkas, Charles Fernyhough, Dominic H. ffytche, Benj Hellie, Matthew Kennedy, Fiona Macpherson, Ksenija Maravic da Silva, Peter Naish, Simon McCarthy-Jones, Matthew Nudds, Costas Pagondiotis, Ian Phillips, Dimitris Platchias, Howard Robinson, Susanna Schellenberg, Filippo Varese

Hallucinations and Illusions

Hallucinations and Illusions Book
Author : Edmund Parish
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-05-19
ISBN : 1108072712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 1897 work represents Parish's contribution to the study of the psychology of perception and introduces a theory of insanity.

True Hallucinations

True Hallucinations Book
Author : Terence Mckenna
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1994-04-22
ISBN : 0062506528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry. Exploring the Amazon Basin in search of mythical shamanic hallucinogens, they encounter a host of unusual characters -- including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirate Mantids from outer space, an appearance by James and Nora Joyce in the guise of poultry, and translinguistic matter -- and discover the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language.

Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations

Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations Book
Author : Alan Meaden,Nadine Keen,Robert Aston,Karen Barton,Sandra Bucci
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0415625289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Auditory hallucinations rank amongst the most treatment resistant symptoms of schizophrenia, with command hallucinations being the most distressing, high risk and treatment resistant of all. This new work provides clinicians with a detailed guide, illustrating in depth the techniques and strategies developed for working with command hallucinations. Woven throughout with key cases and clinical examples, Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations clearly demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting. Strategies and solutions for overcoming therapeutic obstacles are shown alongside treatment successes and failures to provide the reader with an accurate understanding of the complexities of cognitive therapy. This helpful and practical guide with be of interest to clinical and forensic psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, nurses and psychiatrists.

The Neuroscience of Visual Hallucinations

The Neuroscience of Visual Hallucinations Book
Author : Daniel Collerton
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-02-23
ISBN : 1118731700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Each year, some two million people in the United Kingdom experience visual hallucinations. Infrequent, fleeting visual hallucinations, often around sleep, are a usual feature of life. In contrast, consistent, frequent, persistent hallucinations during waking are strongly associated with clinical disorders; in particular delirium, eye disease, psychosis, and dementia. Research interest in these disorders has driven a rapid expansion in investigatory techniques, new evidence, and explanatory models. In parallel, a move to generative models of normal visual function has resolved the theoretical tension between veridical and hallucinatory perceptions. From initial fragmented areas of investigation, the field has become increasingly coherent over the last decade. Controversies and gaps remain, but for the first time the shapes of possible unifying models are becoming clear, along with the techniques for testing these. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the neuroscience of visual hallucinations and the clinical techniques for testing these. It brings together the very latest evidence from cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, and neuropharmacology, placing this within current models of visual perception. Leading researchers from a range of clinical and basic science areas describe visual hallucinations in their historical and scientific context, combining introductory information with up-to-date discoveries. They discuss results from the main investigatory techniques applied in a range of clinical disorders. The final section outlines future research directions investigating the potential for new understandings of veridical and hallucinatory perceptions, and for treatments of problematic hallucinations. Fully comprehensive, this is an essential reference for clinicians in the fields of the psychology and psychiatry of hallucinations, as well as for researchers in departments, research institutes and libraries. It has strong foundations in neuroscience, cognitive science, optometry, psychiatry, psychology, clinical medicine, and philosophy. With its lucid explanation and many illustrations, it is a clear resource for educators and advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : André Aleman,Frank Larøi
Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hearing voices when nobody speaks or seeing objects no one else sees'hallucinations are intriguing phenomena that have puzzled clinicians, researchers, and lay people alike for centuries. In this book, authors Andr? Aleman and Frank Lar'i review the latest research on the cognitive and neural bases of hallucinations and outline their unique neurobiology by drawing on evidence from brain imaging and neurotransmission studies. Detailed attention is paid to hallucination characteristics in different forms of psychosis as well as other clinical groups and conditions, such as brain damage, Charles Bonnet syndrome, dementia, and chemical substance abuse. The authors integrate the wealth of recent findings into a cohesive framework and put forward a comprehensive, multicomponent model of hallucinations. Finally, treatment of hallucinations is discussed, ranging from pharmacotherapy and cognitive therapy to transcranial magnetic stimulation. A comprehensive list of available hallucination questionnaires and scales is also included as a handy clinical assessment resource.

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Book
Author : Sean A. Spence,Anthony S. David
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2005-08-04
ISBN : 9781841698038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This special issue of Cogntive Neuropsychiatry is devoted to the problem of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs): the experience of "hearing voices".

Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tells of the adventures of Fray Servando, a Catholic priest who wanders through Europe, slips in and out of jails, escapes the clutches of a marriage-minded woman, and outwits a slaveship captain, an American planter, and the King of Spain. Reprint.

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders Book
Author : Paolo Brambilla,Massimo Carlo Mauri,Alfredo Carlo Altamura
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-09-12
ISBN : 3319751247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents state of the art knowledge on the psychopathology, clinical symptomatology, biology, and treatment of hallucinations in patients with psychoses and affective disorders. The opening section describes and examines the origins of the hallucinatory symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and drug- or substance-induced psychoses. In addition, progress in understanding of hallucinations in children and adolescents and chronic hallucinatory disorder is reviewed, and the value of a Research Domain Criteria approach in elucidating the emergence of auditory hallucinations is explained. The biological basis of hallucinations is then closely scrutinized with reference to recent genetic research, neurochemical studies, and functional and structural neuroimaging data. Outcomes of a meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging studies regarding the association between white matter integrity and auditory verbal hallucinations are highlighted. The closing chapters focus on the roles of drug treatment and electric and magnetic brain stimulation techniques. The book will be of wide interest to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : Sofia Alvarez
Publisher : Nova Biomedical
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 9781628080445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the causes, management and prognosis of hallucinations. Topics discussed include the role of metacognitive dispositions for psychological models of hallucinations; visual hallucinations in Parkinsonian syndromes; the causal mechanisms which underlie lucid hallucinations; the effect of group cognitive behavior therapy for patients with auditory hallucinations in psychotic disorders; current neurocognitive theories and management of auditory verbal hallucination; and a summary of the concept of hallucination and its clinical implications in daily clinical practice.

Hallucination focused Integrative Therapy

Hallucination focused Integrative Therapy Book
Author : Jack A. Jenner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN : 1317393929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hallucination-focused Integrative Treatment (HIT) is a specific treatment for auditory verbal hallucinations which integrates techniques from CBT, systems therapy, psychoeducation, coping training, rehabilitation and medication. It emphasises active family involvement, crisis intervention when required and specialised motivational strategies. In clinical trials HIT has been proven to have longer lasting and wider ranging effects than other therapies, high patient satisfaction scores and a low drop-out rate. In Hallucination-focused Integrative Therapy, Jack Jenner presents a full manual for using HIT with patients. Divided into five parts, the book offers a clear and straightforward explanation of each aspect of the treatment. Part One introduces auditory verbal hallucinations in their social and historical context. Part Two explains the need for an integrative approach to treating them and sets out the eleven-step diagnostic procedure. Part Three describes the treatment in full, including motivational strategies, the constituent modules and how to integrate them, flexible implementation of a tailor-made procedure and its overall effectiveness. It also demonstrates the use of HIT with specific patient groups, including those suffering from trauma, children and adolescents, those who are suicidal and those with learning difficulties. Part Four examines other hallucination-focused therapies. Finally, Part Five covers insight-oriented psychotherapies. The book also includes several appendices of supplementary material which enhance the content. Illustrated throughout with case studies and clinical material, Hallucination-focused Integrative Therapy will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers working with patients who experience auditory verbal hallucinations.

Hallucinations New Interventions Supporting People with Distressing Voices and or Visions

Hallucinations  New Interventions Supporting People with Distressing Voices and or Visions Book
Author : Simon McCarthy-Jones,,Mark Hayward,Flavie Waters,Iris E. Sommer
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2016-12-04
ISBN : 2889450074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hallucinations can occur across the five sensory modalities (auditory, visual, olfactory, tactile, and gustatory). Whilst they have the potential to be benign or even highly valued, they can often be devastating experiences associated with distress, impaired social and occupational functioning, self-harm and suicide. Those who experience hallucinations in this latter manner may do so within the context of a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The only routinely available interventions for people distressed by hallucinations are antipsychotic drugs, which date from the introduction of chlorpromazine in the 1950s, and manualized cognitive behavioral therapy, which originated in the 1990s. These interventions do not help all people distressed by hallucinations, and in the case of antipsychotic medication, come with notable side-effects. There has hence been great interest in new interventions to support people distressed by hallucinations. The goal of this Frontiers Research Topic is to present a collection of papers on new developments in clinical interventions for those distressed by hallucinations. In the psychiatric condition that remains most strongly associated with hallucinations, schizophrenia, the majority (~70%) of people will have experienced hallucinations in the auditory modality, approximately a third will have experienced visual hallucinations, and a smaller minority will have experienced hallucinations in other modalities. Consistent with this prevalence, this collection focusses on auditory and visual hallucinations. This is not to minimise the potential distress that can occur from hallucinations in other modalities. For example, tactile hallucinations, particularly when stemming from earlier experiences of sexual abuse, can be highly distressing, and improved ways to help sufferers of such experiences are also needed. In summary, this collection aims to result in an interdisciplinary collection of papers which will appeal to a wide readership, spanning all with an interest in this area.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations Book
Author : Alexandre-Jacques-François Brierre de Boismont
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1853
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Hallucinations book written by Alexandre-Jacques-François Brierre de Boismont, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

True Hallucinations

True Hallucinations Book
Author : Terence McKenna
Publisher : Rider
Release : 2014-03-24
ISBN : 9781846044250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In March 1971, Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis and a small gypsy-like band of friends set off for the Colombian Amazonas. Along the surreal way, they encounter a cast of remarkable characters - including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirates from outer space, and James Joyce in the guise of poultry. One result of their adventures was McKenna's theory that psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in the stropharia cubensis mushroom, is the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language...