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Out of body from sleep deprivation

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J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Aug 15;8(4):445-6. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2044. Mind's eye: a case of out-of-body experiences. Occhionero M, Natale V, Martoni M, Tonetti L. Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5, Bologna, Italy. miranda.occhionero@unibo.it

Out-of-body experiences are the phenomena of seeing the image of one's body from an external perspective. We report the case of a patient affected by psychophysiological insomnia who presents hallucinatory phenomenon, successfully treated with haloperidol.  We hypothesize that these hallucinations during psychophysiological insomnia are expression of an alteration of specific neurocognitive networks that regulate the cognitive arousal systems.

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Out-of-body experiences, dreaming, psychophysiological insomnia, sleep assessment

PMID: 22893776

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