One way of studying a condition is to produce it experimentally. Since so many different factors go into as complex a piece of human behavior as hallucinations, we will discuss two different approaches to the experimental production of hallucinated and psychosis-like states. One group of methods is concerned with the chemistry of the body. Another group involves the environment of the subject. Other approaches such as electrical stimulation of the cortex could be discussed. We made our choices because we wish to suggest a possible relationship between these two particular approaches.
One is occasionally asked if a particular patient's hallucinations
ON THE PRODUCTION OF HALLUCINATED AND PSYCHOSIS-LIKE STATES. Ann Intern Med. ;42:721–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-721
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