By Jan Dirk Blom
A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to function a reference guide for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric citizens, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, normal practitioners, and lecturers dealing professionally with strategies of hallucinations and different sensory deceptions.
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It has been speculated that it may well be the oldest entheogen or ∗ hallucinogen known to mankind. Today it is seldom used for recreational purposes. A person intentionally employing A. muscaria for the purpose of exploring the psyche may be called a ∗ psychonaut. The identified psychoac- 19 Amanita Reverie A Fig. 5 Amanita mushroom with lilliputian hallucinations. Illustration by JDB tive compounds of A. muscaria include the isoxazole derivatives ibotenic acid, muscimol, and muscazone, as well as muscarine.
In addition to their effects on the dopaminergic system, however, the antipsychotic substances also affect a variety of other neurotransmitter systems in the CNS. For example, they also have anticholinergic, antihistaminergic, and serotonergic effects, as well as an antagonistic effect on adrenergic receptors. On the basis of the antidopaminergic effects of chlorpromazine and 30 Antipsychotics and Hallucinations A other antipsychotics, in 1974 the group headed by the American psychiatrist and pharmacologist Solomon Snyder (b.
2. ’ 3. ’ ” The notion of the altruistic hallucination might well fit in with the characteristics of the ∗ misidentification syndrome. e. right-sided) or bilateral lesion of the parietal lobe. Paraphrasing the words of the Austrian-American neuropsychiatrist Josef Gerstmann (1887–1969), both syndromes can be said to fall under the heading of “anosognosia which, in addition to the experience of absence, is associated with illusions or distortions concerning the perception of and confabulations or delusions referring to the affected limb or side”.