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Syndromes of loss of consciousness

Syndromes of loss of consciousness. Cut consciousness - stunning - can have different depths, depending on which terms are used: "obnubilation" - fogging, clouding, "Cloudy consciousness", "stunning", "somnolence" - drowsiness. Followed by stupor - unconsciousness, insensitivity, abnormal sleep, deep stunning; completes this circle syndromes coma - the most profound degree of cerebral insufficiency. As a rule, instead of the first three options are diagnosed "prekoma." At the present stage of consciousness consideration syndromes off a lot of attention paid to systematize and quantify spe


Amentia - a special type of stupefaction, characterized by confusion, incoherence of thought (inkogerentsiya) impossibility of understanding and comprehension of the surrounding world in a coherent form, which creates a picture of confusion and complete disintegration of consciousness. T. Meinert (1890), who first coined the term amentia in clinical psychiatry, first spoke of acute delirium, and then about amentia as a special disease with serving the fore due bessvyazannosti confusion of ideas, the process of thinking, as well as in connection with abundant presence of hallucinations and delusions, delusions when expressed frustration orientation and d

Twilight state (dizziness) consciousness

Feature of this type can be considered a stupefaction suddenness of its occurrence and the same suddenness resolution that characterizes the disorder as twilight paroxysmal manifestation of "off" consciousness. Unlike delirious stupefaction, profound disorientation observed here, the duration of which is most often from several minutes to several hours. Arousal disorder in the twilight of consciousness expressed much sharper than when delirious, while there may be a seemingly orderly behavior. There may be massive hallucinatory disorders of various kinds (visual, auditory), very h

Oneiric (snovidnoe) dizziness

B. Cullen (1769), in his methodical nosology systematics onirodiniyu singled out, however, without a detailed description of this special form of pathology, noting particular sleep disorder with bright dreams painful content. The first description of oneiric and the term were given B. Mayer-Gross (1924). He described the syndrome oneiric, oneiric state as psychosis characterized kaleidoscopic experiences that blend into one real, hallucinatory and delusional, which creates a picture snovidnosti. AN Moloch was the first to use the term "oneyroidno catatonia" (1936) for cases of catatonic psychoses


Of acute psychotic forms of obscuration (disintegration) of consciousness are more likely to occur in clinical practice, delirium, especially of alcoholic origin (delirious stupor). Delirium in the most typical form was described Libermaysterom K. (1886) with the release of several stages "feverish delirium." The basic sequence of stages complications psychopathology noted in the majority of cases of contemporary researchers (GV Morozov, NG Shumsky, 1998). Beginning of the first stage is characterized by the fact that in the evening, and especially the night in patients appears common flutter. Animated and accelerated peq

Pathology of consciousness

Consciousness - the highest integrative function of the human brain. It is consciousness, reflecting the reality in all its forms, is the basis of the process of learning about the world and self, as well as targeted active regulation of man's relationship with nature and society. Man is both a subject and a member of society, he enters the community of people actively transforming nature and society. If the patterns inherent in the nature and development of the society, find themselves unconsciously, spontaneously, the person on the contrary, deliberately displays and applies them to the practice of everyday life, to its
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