Hallucinations and cerebral atherosclerosis
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1978;78(3):421-6. [Clinical picture of hallucinatory-paranoid psychoses in cerebral atherosclerosis]. [Article in Russian] Turgiev SB.
As a result of a clinico-psychopathological study of atherosclerotic hallucinatory-paranoid (endoform) psychoses the author eliminated 3 syndromological forms:
3) paranoid with their clinical variants.
According to their development and clinical expression the endoform hallucinatory-paranoid psychoses are differentiated into acute transitory (exogenous type of reaction) and chronic progressive.
Clinico-anotomical correlations demonstrated that of acute psychoses large focal changes are more typical, while of chronic--multiple small foci--brain lesions.