Category: psychiatry

Disorders of Perception

Illusions A type of false perception in which the perception of a real world object is combined with internal imagery to produce a false internal perception. They are classified into: Affect illusion There is a combination of heightened emotion and misperception. (e.g., while walking across a lonely park at night, briefly seeing a tree moving […]

Disorders of Sensation

Hyperaesthesia (Symptom of asthenic states) A state of exalted or morbidly increased sensibility of the body, or of a part of it. Hypoaesthesia (Symptom of depression)  A state of decreased sensibility of the body or of a part of it. Anaesthesia Loss of sensibility of the body or of a part of it Hysterical anaesthesia […]

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