Oneirophrenia (from the Greek words “ὄνειρος” (oneiros, “dream”) and “φρήν” (phrēn, “mind”)) is a hallucinatory, dream-like state caused by several conditions such as prolonged sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, or drugs (such as ibogaine).
Wiki Number: PW141
Brain Area: An insulin-agonist (substitute) may have been in the blood during psychosis,because glucose injections take longer to help
Symptoms: an hallucinatory dream-like state caused by sleep-or-sensory deprivation or drugs; leads to confusion and clouding of consciousness
Progression: Half of schizophrenic patients have usually had an oneiorphrinia experience at least once.
Causes: The hallucinations can be like schizophrenia, but the information from the senses is left intact, unlike schizophrenia.
Medications: There is no known, current treatment. According to Wikipedia, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 2013, may no longer list it.
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- Oneirophrenia, a clinicophysiologic syndromeby L J MEDUNA on October 29, 2010
- The many varieties of catatoniaby M Fink on January 5, 2002
About 10% of patients with severe acute psychiatric illness exhibit a cluster of motor signs (mutism, negativism, rigidity, posturing, stereotypy, staring, etc.) that are identified as the syndrome of catatonia. Catatonia responds to sedative anticonvulsant treatment (barbiturates, benzodiazepines) and to electroconvulsive therapy. These treatments raise seizure thresholds. The commonality in response indicates that catatonia, malignant catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, toxic serotonin...
- ONEIROPHRENIA-ENTITY OR ENIGMA?by J D REARDON on March 1, 1964
- SCHIZOPHRENIA AND ONEIROPHRENIA. A CLINICAL AND BIOLOGICAL NOTEby W J TURNER on January 1, 1964