By Jan Dirk Blom

ISBN-10: 1441912223

ISBN-13: 9781441912220

A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to function a reference guide for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric citizens, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, common practitioners, and lecturers dealing professionally with strategies of hallucinations and different sensory deceptions.

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All three terms refer to a group of psychotropic substances with varying chemical structures that have a broad range of effects upon the CNS, the peripheral nervous system, and various other tracts. Among these effects is the potential to suppress the mediation of hallucinations and other ∗ psychotic symptoms. The coiner of the term antipsychotic is unknown but it must have been intended to draw exclusive attention to the antipsychotic potential of these substances, thus suggesting a specificity of their action that was not warranted by their actual range of effects.

Although it is true that in this work Ferriar seeks to clarify ∗ visual hallucinations by exclusive reference to natural principles, he still focuses on stories of ghosts and spirits. Parapsychologists tend to distinguish various types of apparitions. e. apparitions which habitually haunt certain places). An example of a seven-factor model is provided by the American paranormal researcher Rosemary Ellen Guily. e. e. e. e. where the affected individual has the impression of communicating with a dead or living agent), (5) ∗ veridical apparitions (which can allegedly be corroborated empirically), (6) deathbed apparitions (also referred to as ∗ take-away apparitions, to denote the beings that may figure in ∗ deathbed visions and are believed to summon or escort the dying person from this world into the afterlife), and (7) apparitions suggestive of reincarnation.

2007). Central pain syndrome. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Analgesia The term analgesia comes from the Greek words an (not) and algos (pain). It is used to denote a specific loss or impairment of sensitivity to painful stimuli of a tactile, thermal, chemical, or other physical origin. Etiologically, the mediation of analgesia is attributed to either peripheral or central nervous tissue damage, to the administration of anaesthetics or other chemical substances, or to psychological mechanisms.

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