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Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

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Author: Bernard Glueck
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,073 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 31.7
LoC Category: BF
Downloads: 2,894
Added to site: 2006.09.04
mnybks.net#: 14752
Genre: Psychology
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get such well-known things as their own name, place of birth, or age; were unable to recognize the denominations of coins, etc. He noted, however, that although the answers these patients gave were false, they had a certain relation to the question. For instance, coins of a lower denomination would be mistaken for higher ones, postage stamps were called paper, etc. They also showed a marked tendency to elaborate all sorts of false reminiscences about their past life. Along with this failure of the simplest thought and memory activity, these individuals were otherwise well-ordered and behaved.

The reader will at once recognize in the above description the well-known Ganser symptom-complex, the several variations of which have been so frequently discussed of late years. Ganser[5] further showed that these cases frequently evidenced vivid auditory and visual hallucinations. At the same time there existed a more or less distinct clouding of consciousness, with the simultaneous presence of hysterical stigma

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