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Title Hallucinations : research and practice / Jan Dirk Blom, Iris E.C. Sommer, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 424 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword- Anthony David -- 1. General introduction- Iris Sommer & Jan Dirk Blom -- I. CONCEPTUAL¡ ISSUES -- 2. The construction of visual reality- Donald Hoffman -- 3. Consciousness, memory, and hallucinations- Ralf-Peter Behrendt -- 4. A network model of hallucinations- Rutger Goekoop & Jasper Looijestijn -- 5. The construction of hallucination: History and epistemology- German Berrios & Ivana Marková -- II. HALLUCINATORY PHENOMENA -- 6. Visual hallucinations- Daniel Collerton, Rob Dudley, & Urs Peter Mosimann -- 7. Synaesthesias- Devin Blair Terhune & Roi Cohen Kadosh -- 8. Auditory verbal hallucinations, first-person accounts- Steven Scholtus & Christine Blanke -- 9. Auditory verbal hallucinations- Kelly Diederen & Iris Sommer -- 10. Auditory verbal hallucinations in patients with borderline personality disorder- Christina Slotema & David Kingdon -- 11. Musical hallucinations- Oliver Sacks & Jan Dirk Blom -- 12. Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations- Dick Stevenson & Robyn Langdon -- 13. Hallucinations of bodily sensation- Jan Dirk Blom & Iris Sommer -- 14. Hallucinatory pain: central pain- Sergio Canavero -- 15. Autoscopic phenomena: clinical and experimental perspectives- Anna Sforza & Olaf Blanke -- 16. Phantom limb, phantom body, phantom self. A phenomenology of 'body hallucinations'- Peter Brugger -- 17. Sensed presences- James Allan Cheyne -- 18. Djinns-Jan Dirk Blom & Cor Hoffer -- III. RESEARCH -- 19. Structural neuroimaging in psychotic patients with auditory verbal hallucinations- Paul Allen & Gemma Modinos -- 20. Functional neuroimaging of hallucinations- André Aleman & Ans Vercammen -- 21. Neurophysiological research: EEG and MEG- Remko van Lutterveld & Judith Ford -- 22. Psychoactive substances-Vicka Corey, John Halpern, & Torsten Passie -- 23. Examining the continuum model of auditory hallucinations: A review of cognitive models-Johanna Badcock & Kenneth Hugdahl -- IV. TREATMENT -- 24. Classical somatic treatments: Pharmacotherapy and ECT-Iris Sommer & Jan Dirk Blom -- 25. Experimental somatic treatments: Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of auditory verbal hallucinations. A meta-analysis and review- Christina Slotema & Jeff Daskalakis -- 26. Cognitive-behavioral therapy- Mark van der Gaag -- 27. Groundwork for the treatment of voices: Introducing the Coping-With-Voices Protocol-Willemijn van Gastel & Kirstin Daalman -- 28. The Hearing Voices Movement- Sandra Escher & Marius Romme -- Bibliography of books on hallucinations -- Index
Summary Hallucinations continue to fascinate people throughout the world. The mere possibility of perceiving things that are not there is the stuff that campfire tales are made of. It is one thing to be in a dream state, to be asleep and to conjure up people, scenes, and landscapes that do not actually exist, but it is quite another to hallucinate: to be wide awake, and yet hear that ethereal music, see those costumed figures strolling by, smell the roses that used to grow in your grandfather's garden, feel his hand upon your shoulder, sense his presence somewhere near -- and to be the only one able to experience it. In this book, 44 international neuroscientific experts join forces to present a state-of-the-art¡overview of¡hallucinatory phenomena, ranging from visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and bodily hallucinations to less well-known phenomena such as synaesthesias, musical hallucinations, hallucinated pain, autoscopic phenomena, phantom sensations, sensed presences, and compound hallucinations attributed to djinns.¡Additional sections deal with the conceptual, phenomenological, and neuroscientific aspects of those phenomena, ¡and offer an update on contemporary treatment possibilities ranging from pharmacotherapy to electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and self-help groups. This book is essential reading for neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, general physicians, psychologists, historians of science, and philosophers professionally involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and scientific study of hallucinations. Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph. D., is the Director of the Psychiatric Residency Training Programme of the Parnassia Bavo Group in The Hague, and holds a position as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Groningen. Iris E.C. Sommer, M.D., Ph. D., ¡is Professor of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht, the Netherlands. ¡
Analysis Medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hallucinations and illusions.
Hallucinations -- physiopathology
Hallucinations -- therapy
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Clinical Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- General.
Hallucinations and illusions
Form Electronic book
Author Blom, Jan Dirk.
Sommer, Iris E. C.
ISBN 9781461409595