Hallucinations: A Practical Guide to Treatment and Management

Hardcover | July 16, 2010

EditorFrank Laroi, Andre Aleman

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Hallucinations are a troublesome and distressing symptom for countless patients who suffer from psychiatric or neurological conditions. In recent years, a number of new treatment strategies have been developed to help patients suffering from these symptoms. This book brings together the work of leading experts in this area, to provide a practical guide to the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of hallucinations. It includes a range of interventions, including: Pharmacological, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,Hallucinations focused Integrative Therapy (HIT), normalizing techniques, coping strategies, self-help approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attention Training Technique, Competitive Memory Training, appraisal-based cognitive therapy, and cognitive therapy for command hallucinations. Aswell as providing practical advice, the chapters also contain overviews of the respective areas of research, including references to the evidence base for each intervention - highlighting those interventions in need of more empirical support. Each chapter describes how to evaluate and treat thepatient, often using clinical vignettes or case studies to illustrate the treatment process.The book will be a valuable guide for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and counsellors, increasingly required to help patients suffering from these distressing symptoms.

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Hallucinations are a troublesome and distressing symptom for countless patients who suffer from psychiatric or neurological conditions. In recent years, a number of new treatment strategies have been developed to help patients suffering from these symptoms. This book brings together the work of leading experts in this area, to provide ...

Frank Laroi obtained his BSc from the University of Bath, England; his degree in clinical psychology from the University of Oslo, Norway; and his PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium. In addition to hallucinations, his research interests include schizophrenia, delusions, cognitive remediation, awareness of illness, and emotional ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:402 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:July 16, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Frank Laroi, Andre Aleman: Introduction2. Julio Sanjuan, Eduardo J. Aguilar, Francesc Artigas: Pharmacological treatment of hallucinations3. Andre Aleman, Ralph Hoffman: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation4. Ben Smith, Brendan O'Sullivan, Phillip Watson, Juliana Onwumere, Paul Bebbington, Philippa Garety, Daniel Freeman, David Fowler, Elizabeth Kuipers: Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of auditory-verbal hallucinations5. Louise Johns, Til Wykes: Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis6. Peter Trower, Max Birchwood, Alan Meaden: Appraisals: Voices' power and purpose7. Alan Meaden, Max Birchwood, Peter Trower: Cognitive therapy for command hallucinations8. Lucia R. Valmaggia, Eric Morris: 1. Attention Training Technique and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Distressing Auditory Hallucinations. Two case examples9. Mark van der Gaag, Kees Korrelboom: Competitive Memory Training10. Jack A. Jenner: Hallucinations focused Integrative Therapy (HIT)11. Michael Garrett: 'Normalizing' the voice hearing experience: The continuum between auditory hallucinations and ordinary mental life12. John Farhall: Coping strategies13. Marius Romme, Sandra Escher: Personal history and hearing voices14. Rufus May, Eleanor Longden: Self-help approaches to hearing voices15. Jean-Louis Goeb, Renaud Jardri: Hallucinations in children and adolescents: Diagnosis and treatment strategies16. Frank Eperjesi: Visual hallucinations in Charles Bonnet syndrome17. Urs Peter Mosimann, Daniel Collerton: Hallucinations in the context of dementing illnesses18. Gilles Fenelon: Parkinson's disease19. Vaughan Bell, Andrea Raballo, Frank Laroi: Assessment of hallucinations