Tuesday, January 19, 2010

14 - Disorders of perception


1. Hallucination : Perception without stimulus
2. Illusion/Misinterpretation : Misinterpretation of stimuli. eg: On seeing a rope, he thinks it is a snake.
3. Somate passivity phenomenon : Presence of some external agency with patient being a passive recipient.
4. Depersonalization : Is the feeling that the body or person self is strange or unreal.
5. Derealization : Is the perception of objects in the external world as strange and unreal.

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