By Jan Dirk Blom
A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to function a reference handbook for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric citizens, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, normal practitioners, and lecturers dealing professionally with innovations of hallucinations and different sensory deceptions.
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Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 4, 1–6. , Sonnenblick, M. (2001). Visual hallucinations in giant cell arteritis: Association with visual loss. Journal of Rheumatology, 28, 2046–2048. Ambiguity see Ambiguous illusion. Ambiguous Figure see Ambiguous illusion. Amaurosis Fugax and Visual Hallucinations Ambiguous Illusion The noun amaur¯osis is Greek for darkening or loss of vision; the adjective fugax comes from the Latin noun fuga, or flight. The term amaurosis fugax translates loosely as transient blindness.
The exact mechanism of action of antidepressant substances is unknown. Although traditionally a major part of their action is attributed to their influence upon the serotonergic system of the CNS, they are also known to affect dopaminergic, cholinergic, and other neurotransmitter systems. Antidepressant substances are notorious for their many possible adverse effects, including the induction of delusions, ∗ illusions, and hallucinations. Among the hallucinatory phenomena reported by individuals using antidepressant substances are ∗ hypnagogic and ∗ hypnopompic hallucinations, ∗ simple and ∗ complex visual hallucinations, and ∗ verbal and ∗ nonverbal auditory hallucinations (including ∗ musical hallucinations).
Anthelic arcs can be observed both in the presence and in the absence of ∗ anthelia. They are generally classified as atmospheric effects resulting from the interaction of sunlight and ice crystals with a particular orientation high in the atmosphere. , Schwartz, P. (1979). Origin of the anthelion. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 69, 383–386. , Livingston, W. (1995). Color and light in nature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. References Flammarion, C. (1873). The atmosphere. B.