Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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: 2009  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119--126

Hallucinations: Etiology and clinical implications


Santosh Kumar, Subhash Soren, Suprakash Chaudhury 
 Department of Psychiatry, Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Suprakash Chaudhury
Prof. and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand
India

The literature on hallucinations is reviewed, including history; theoretical background from physiological, biochemical and psychological points of view; classification; causation; presentation in different psychiatric and neurological disorders and in normal persons. The available evidence suggests that hallucinations result from a failure of the metacognitive skills involved in discriminating between self-generated and external sources of information. Management of hallucinations is briefly discussed.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Soren S, Chaudhury S. Hallucinations: Etiology and clinical implications.Ind Psychiatry J 2009;18:119-126


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Kumar S, Soren S, Chaudhury S. Hallucinations: Etiology and clinical implications. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jan 27 ];18:119-126
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