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Introduction

Frank Larøi and André Aleman

in Hallucinations

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548590
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199548590.003.0001
Introduction

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Hallucinations are complex experiences that can be highly distressing and burdening for a number of individuals. Research has come a long way the past few decades in attempting to better understand these multifaceted experiences. Admittedly, this is only the beginning and much still remains poorly understood. Nevertheless, thanks to this resurgence of research, a number of intervention strategies for hallucinations do exist and novel approaches are being developed. We hope that this book provides evidence of this and furthermore that the various contributions will render these strategies as accessible as possible to readers.

The purpose of this book is to bring together the current knowledge of the various intervention strategies for hallucinations and to provide practical and extensive presentations of these strategies. This book will interest a wide range of professionals (clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, neurologists, child psychiatrists, old-age psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers) who work with persons presenting hallucinations, whether in a clinical or a research context. In this context, we hope that this book will not only extend the ‘toolkits’ of clinicians, but also provide a better understanding of the experiences themselves. In addition, we hope that certain contributions will also provide interesting and noteworthy reading for those who experience hallucinations and also for those who are in contact with these individuals, such as family and friends, on a more personal level.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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