hallucinosis


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hallucinosis

[hə‚lüs·ən′ō·səs]
(psychology)
The condition of being possessed by more or less persistent hallucinations, especially while fully conscious.
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The present results implied that there were correlations between marital status (single), duration of psychiatric symptoms (having psychiatric symptoms after the first and up to the fifth year), the presence of alcoholic hallucinosis, and relapse among patients with alcoholinduced psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
Benke, "Peduncular hallucinosis: a syndrome of impaired reality monitoring," Journal of Neurology, vol.
de Ridder, "Tinnitus and musical hallucinosis: the same but more," Neuroimage, vol.
In hallucinosis, the second type of hallucinatory experiences, the subject perceives the delusion with enormous realism, through a precise sensory channel.
The withdrawal may bring delirium, hallucinosis, seizures, or tremor.
Visual hallucinations have been reported in a variety of pathological states, including Charles Bonnet Syndrome (visual hallucinations of the blind), migraine headache, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease, narcolepsy, delirium tremens, schizophrenia, use of hallucinogenic drugs, and peduncular hallucinosis (Manford & Andermann, 1998).
Antipsychotic agents, particularly the newer atypical ones, are widely used in treating Parkinsonian hallucinosis. Rivastigmine (Exelon), a G1 selective acetylcholinesterase and butylcholinesterase inhibitor, provides physicians with another option--and one with a very different mechanism of action.
Heautoscopy was compared with an hallucinosis; for centuries this was a great mythic theme.
Classical psychopathology has described the troubles of perception (illusions, hailucination, hallucinosis) as brain alterations.
The prevalent diagnoses at discharge were categorized as schizophrenia and related disorders (28 percent); organic disorders, including organic hallucinosis, organic delusional disorder, and organic personality disorder (21 percent); adjustment disorders (16.1 percent); mild affective disorders - depressive disorder NOS (not otherwise specified), anxiety disorder NOS, and dysthymia (15.0 percent); antisocial personality disorder (9.5 percent); major depression (8.4 percent); and bipolar disorders (6.0 percent).
Auditory hallucinosis, which could be confirmed from the hospital records for all but one of this group of patients, was associated with a history of schizophrenic or paranoid illness in 10 cases and of severe affective disorder in four.
Withdrawing from alcohol is also unpleasant due to hallucinosis and tremors, on top of the very real cravings for the substance itself.