MATTHEW D’ANCONA recalls hallucinations he experienced in hospital

Burst ulcer left me on the brink of madness: MATTHEW D’ANCONA recalls the wild hallucinations and delusions of grandeur that he experienced from a little-known side-effect of intensive care Journalist Matthew D’Ancona experienced delirium after a burst ulcer left him hospitalised  You might have expected something emotional, even, at a pinch, portentous, at such a moment. My father and elder […]

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Broccoli sprout extracts may help manage schizophrenia

Drugs used to treat schizophrenia don't work completely for everyone, and they can cause a variety of undesirable side effects, including metabolic problems increasing cardiovascular risk, involuntary movements, restlessness, stiffness and "the shakes." A chemical derived from broccoli sprouts can be used to manage schizophrenia symptoms, scientists have found, paving the way for treatments that reduces unwanted side effects of […]

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Mouse study examines the underpinnings of hallucinations

Hallucinations result in dramatic disruptions in perception and cognition, but the changes in brain activity that underlie such alterations are not well understood. In a study publishing March 26 in the journal Cell Reports, researchers looked at how a hallucinogenic drug impacts the brains of mice at the level of individual neurons. They found that visual hallucinations may be triggered […]

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Research: Altered state of consciousness through the ten-minute eye contact

Bizarre Experiment: ten minutes of eye contact leads to hallucinations An Italian researcher has found in an Experiment that intense eyes can lead to contact between two healthy people is an altered state of consciousness. The following sensations are similar to a mild “dissociation”. Ten minutes, look in the eyes An Italian psychologist claims to have found a simple way […]

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