A Dictionary of Hallucinations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. A
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 1-57
  3. B
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 59-80
  4. C
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 81-123
  5. D
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 125-164
  6. E
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 165-185
  7. F
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 187-203
  8. G
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 205-214
  9. H
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 215-259
  10. I
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 261-287
  11. J
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 289-293
  12. K
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 295-300
  13. L
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 301-310
  14. M
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 311-347
  15. N
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 349-366
  16. O
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 367-380
  17. P
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 381-440
  18. Q
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 441-443
  19. R
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 445-457
  20. S
    Jan Dirk Blom
    Pages 459-498

About this book

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of GroningenParnassia Bavo GroupThe HagueNetherlands

About the authors

Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical psychiatrist, specialized in the field of psychotic disorders. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy Department of the University of Leiden, on the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia concept. He is currently involved in a collaborative project with the University of Utrecht, on model based and model free analyses of fMRI activation patterns obtained from individuals with verbal auditory hallucinations, and an experimental treatment method with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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From the reviews:

“This reference focuses on a very specific subject--hallucinations and associated sensory and perceptual phenomena. It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of words, terms, concepts, and people associated with its subject. … Entries are arranged alphabetically and are clearly delineated from one another. Each is accompanied with source references, enabling readers to delve more deeply into the topic. … it will be most useful for a highly specialized audience of mental health professionals and scientists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Researchers/faculty and professionals/practitioners.” (C. L. Mejta, Choice, October, 2010)

“Blom, a Dutch clinical psychiatrist who specializes in psychotic disorders and has a Ph.D. in philosophy, aims to reexamine the concepts behind hallucinations from classic psychiatry and incorporate them into current research. … Cross-references are listed throughout the book. … Recommended—this is an original work that will serve as a starting point for health professionals trying to understand various hallucinations. … this book is an appropriate purchase for academic and medical libraries.” (Rebecca Raszewski, Library Journal, September, 2010)

“I was pleasantly surprised therefore to find that this is a very solid, workman-like scientific text. … I am very glad to welcome this one. … an extremely well laid out reference book. … The topic is of importance to psychiatrists, neurologists and clinical psychologists. Academic or medical libraries catering for those disciplines can be warmly recommended to consider this for acquisition. … I hope that this adds up to an adequate market for a well-wrought reference book.” (Martin Guha, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (1), 2011)

“The aim of this dictionary is to make such a body of work more accessible by providing an alphabetical list of key terms and concepts. … Much of what is covered is as one would expect … . would undoubtedly be of interest to anyone curious about the history and nuances of descriptive psychopathology … . I would therefore recommend this book for reference … . It would be a good addition to a reference library … .”  (Stephen Ginn, Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 20 (1), February, 2011)