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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280-282

Internal Autoscopy : A Case Report

Professor of Psychiatry, J J.M. Medical College, Davangere - 577 004, India

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K N Rao
Professor of Psychiatry, J J.M. Medical College, Davangere - 577 004
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Internal autoscopy, a rare special type of visual hallucination, is claimed to have been mainly reported by French psychiatrist who considered it to occur mainly in young female subjects suffering from hysteria. In this report, such a cases is described in a 70 year old male patient suffering from M.D.P. (Depression). Its differential diagnosis and phenomenology is discussed. It is suggested that Internal autoscopy may be cognitive or ideational disturbance, expressed as a perceptual experience.



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