Outlines of imperfect and disordered mental action

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Harper & brothers, 1840 - Inefficiency, Intellectual - 399 pages
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Contents

Of the Internal Intellect or the Intellect as it is brought into action independently of the direct agency of the Senses
27
Of the Nature of Original Suggestion
29
Consciousness another form of Internal mental action
30
Of Relative Suggestion or Judgment
32
Of the Nature of the Reasoning Power
33
Remarks on the Imagination
35
Of other important Intellectual Principles
36
Of the Sensibilities in Distinction from the Intellect
37
Other and more Subordinate Divisions of the Sensibil ities
38
Of the Will and its Relation to the other Powers
40
CONNEXION BETWEEN THE MIND AND BODY 19 The Origin of many mental disorders to be found in the Connexion between the mind and th...
42
The Mind constituted on the Principle of a Connexion with the Body
44
Illustration of the subject from the effects of old age
45
The Connexion of the body and mind farther shown from the effects of diseases
46
Shown also from the effects of stimulating drugs
47
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49
GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE SUBJECT
56
Is continued in the Sensibilities and the Will
62
All Sensation is properly and truly in the mind 138
68
Disordered Perceptions consequent on Disordered Sen
74
Illustrations of the foregoing Views in connexion with
82
Section Fife
84
The Disordered auditory Sensations of the poet Cow
91
Other cases illustrative of Disordered Sensations
97
Illustrations of the Subject from the use of Opium
104
Of the less permanent Excited Conceptions of Sight
111
Of disordered Conceptions combined with a disor
117
SPECTRAL ILLUSIONS OR APPARITIONS
123
Second Cause of Spectral Illusions or Apparitions
129
Farther Illustrations and Remarks on the same Sub
138
Of Natural Defect in the Power of Abstraction
144
Of excessive facility and Profoundness in the Abstract ing Power
147
Further Illustrations of this Topic
149
Illustration from Bruyeres Manners of the Age
152
Other instances illustrative of excessive Abstraction
154
CHAPTER IX
157
Of differences in the Degree of Attention
159
Of Absence of Mind or inability to fix the Attention
160
Illustration of inordinately weak or disordered Atten tion
161
Cases of sudden failure of the Attention
163
Additional illustration of this disordered Action
166
CHAPTER X
169
Connexion of Dreams with our waking Thoughts
170
Dreams are often caused by our Sensations
171
Explanation of the incoherency of Dreams
172
Apparent reality of Dreams 1st cause
173
00 Apparent reality of Dreams 2d cause
175
Of our estimate of time in Dreaming
176
Dreams sometimes lay the foundation of a permanent ly disordered state of Mind
177
Mental disorder sometimes developes itself in connex ion with Dreams
178
Case of destruction of life arising from a Dream
180
CHAPTER XI
181
Singular instance of Somnambulism
182
Of the senses falling to sleep in succession
183
Similar views applicable to the muscles
185
Further illustrations of Somnambulism
188
Reference to the case of Jane Rider
189
DISORDERED ACTION OF THE INTERNAL INTEL
193
Disordered mental action in connexion with Time
200
CHAPTER II
206
CHAPTER III
214
Of disordered Judgment in connexion with facility
220
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225
Instances illustrative of the preceding section
231
CHAPTER V
237
Of loss of Memory during particular periods of Time
244
Of disordered Reasoning in relation to particular sub
250
Idiocy to be ascribed sometimes to the effects of age
273
Illustrations of the causes of Idiocy
275
Of restoration from a state of Idiocy
276
Of the beneficial results connected with Idiocy
277
DERANGEMENT OF THE SENSIBILITIES CHAPTER I
281
Of the distinction between mere disorder and Insanity of the Sensibilities
282
Of the disordered and alienated action of the Appetites
283
Facts illustrative of the preceding statements
285
Further notices on the disorder of the Appetites
286
CHAPTER II
288
Disordered action of the principle of Selfpreservation
289
Other disordered forms of the Selfpreservative princi ple
291
Explanation of the abovementioned cases
292
Further remarks on this subject
294
II PROPENSITY TO ACQUIRE OR ACQUISITIVENESS Section ri
296
Instances of the first kind or form of disordered action of the Possessory Principle
297
Instances illustrative of the subject from Dr Gall
299
Second form of the alienated action of the Possessory Piinciple
300
Reference to the singular case of Sir Harvey Elwes
301
Reference to the case of Jeremiah Hallet
303
CHAPTER IV
304
This propension like others susceptible of derange ment
305
Results of a disappointed love of Power
307
Additional illustrations of this subject
308
Of this form of Insanity in connexion with particular periods of society
309
CHAPTER V
311
Explanations in relation to sympathetic Imitation
312
Familiar instances of sympathetic Imitation
313
Of Sympathetic Imitation in large multitudes
315
Of the Animal Magnetism of M Mesner in connexion with this subject
316
Instances of Sympathetic Imitation at the poorhouse of Haerlem
318
Other instances of this species of Imitation
320
Additional and striking facts on this sul J3Ct
321
Application of these views to the Witchcraft Delusion in NewEngland
323
Practical results connected with the foregoing views
325
Application of these views to Legislative and other As semblies
326
Section Ptft 198 The desire of Esteem susceptible of a disordered action
328
Further explanatory remarks on this subject
329
Incidents illustrative of this form of Alienation
330
Other instances still further illustrative of the subject
331
CHAPTER VII
332
True idea of Alienation or Insanity of the Sensibilities
333
The irregular action of the Social principle exists in two forms
334
Further remarks on the disordered action of the Social propensity
336
Of the disease founded on the Social propensity termed Nostalgia
338
Disordered action of the principle of Veracity
339
CHAPTER VIII
341
Of sudden and strong impulses of Mind
343
Insanity of the Affections or Passions
345
Of the mental disease termed Hypochondriasis
346
Of other forms of Hypochondriasis
347
Of intermissions of Hypochondriasis and of its reme dies
349
Further remarks on the remedies of Hypochondriasis
350
Disordered action of the passion of Fear
351
Other illustrations of the disordered action of this pas sion
353
Perversions of the Benevolent Affection
354
Other cases of perverted Benevolent Affections
355
CHAPTER IX
356
Of Accountability in connexion with this form of Dis ordered Conscience
358
Of natural or congenital Moral Derangement
359
CHAPTER X
365
Casual Associations in respect to persons
371
DISORDERED ACTION OF THE WILL
379
CHAPTER II
385
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388
Additional illustration of the preceding view
394

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