Hallucinations: Causes, Management and Prognosis

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Sofia Alvarez (Editor)

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: MED105010

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the causes, management and prognosis of hallucinations. Topics discussed include the role of metacognitive dispositions for psychological models of hallucinations; visual hallucinations in Parkinsonian syndromes; the causal mechanisms which underlie lucid hallucinations; the effect of group cognitive behavior therapy for patients with auditory hallucinations in psychotic disorders; current neurocognitive theories and management of auditory verbal hallucination; and a summary of the concept of hallucination and its clinical implications in daily clinical practice. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

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Preface

Causes of Hallucinations: The Role of Metacognitive Dispositions for Psychological Models of Hallucinations
(Viola Oertel-Knöchel, Helena Storchak, Christian Knöchel, Michael Grube, David E.J. Linden, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging, Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic and Psychotherapy, Goethe Univ., Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and others)

Visual Hallucinations in the Parkinsonian Syndromes
(Richard A. Armstrong, Dept. of Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Lucid Hallucinations
(Allan Hobson, Glen Just, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, and others)

The Effect of Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Patients with Auditory Hallucinations in Psychotic Disorders
(Yuko Furuhashi, Shusuke Furuhashi, Health Care Center, Shizuoka University, Japan, and others)

Current Neurocognitive Theories and Management of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: A Review
(Fiona Yee Ki Tam, Wing Yui Ng, Gloria Hoi Yan Wong, Eric Yu Hai Chen, Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, and others)

A Summary Overview of the Concept of Hallucinations and its Clinical Implications in Daily Clinical Practice
(Cristina López Mompó, Alexandre G. Ternianov, Susy M. Joy Way Bueno, Ignacio López Pavón, Carlos Gutiérrez Gutiérrez, Pilar Muley Sales, Catalonian Health Institute, Spain, and others)

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