Definition of Paramnesia

1. Noun. (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality.




Definition of Paramnesia

1. Noun. An inability to distinguish between real memories and dreams or fantasies ¹

2. Noun. An inability to remember the meaning of common words ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paramnesia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paramnesia

1. False recollection, as of events that have never occurred. Origin: para-+ G. Amnesia, forgetfulness (05 Mar 2000)

Paramnesia Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Paramnesia Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paramnesia

parametrized
parametrizes
parametrizing
paramilitaries
paramilitarily
paramilitary
paramilitary force
paramilitary organisation
paramilitary organization
paramilitary unit
paramimia
paramiographer
paramiographers
paramitome
paramitomes
paramnesia (current term)
paramnesias
paramo
paramoecia
paramoecium
paramoeciums
paramolar
paramolybdate
paramomycin
paramontroseite
paramorph
paramorphic
paramorphine
paramorphism
paramorphous

Literary usage of Paramnesia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. General Types of Superior Men: A Philosophico-psychological Study of Genius by Osias L. Schwarz (1916)
"... reactions or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting must needs remain antiquated, behind the times. Genius and paramnesia, Amnesia, Perceptional Ob- ..."

2. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"paramnesia. It is necessary for the reproduced image to correspond with the perception originally received to have a faithful memory, and that:— 1. ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"4, April, 1903) that in cases of paramnesia the memory is very specific; ... paramnesia may be an epileptic aura, and then is often associated with vertigo. ..."

4. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1895)
"These opinions form the material of the following summary of cases of a form of paramnesia, which may be called False Recognition. ..."

5. The Psychology of Suggestion: A Research Into the Subconscious Nature of Man by Boris Sidis (1898)
"In subtractive paramnesia, on the contrary, the patient has a false memory as to an ... How shall we explain these interesting phenomena of paramnesia ? ..."

6. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"Simple paramnesia or fabrication, the localization of an image or idea in the wrong ... Identifying paramnesia, illusion of recognition, or the "Illusion of ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Paramnesia

Search for Paramnesia on Dictionary.com!Search for Paramnesia on Thesaurus.com!Search for Paramnesia on Google!Search for Paramnesia on Wikipedia!

Search