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strokes and hallucinations

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Multi infarct: Dementia can involve hallucinations of any type depending on what areas of the brain are effected. So the patient may experience visual, auditory, ta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Not usually: Stroke in the back of the brain can present with visual hallucinations or even blindness. However, most stroke patients (88% in one study) present wi ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
Possibly: In Alzheimers, there is loss of brain tissue. Depending on where the tissue is lost, it can have different affects. However, this is not usual in Al ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Can be due to stroke: Depending on the area(s) of the brain which were injured in the stroke, hallucinations can develop from the brain injury. However, drug side effects ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Disagree: The elderly can experience loss of hearing and vision, and not unique to have hallucination-like events involving misperceptions due to the losses. C ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Blood flow: A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function. It can be categorized in many ways b ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Blood flow problem: Stroke is a problem with blood getting to brain tissue. It can be from blood vessels being clogged ("ischemic"), or from blood leaking out because of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Ischemic: Dry stroke is a misnomer used for ischemic stroke that means interruption of blood supply to the brain due to a clot or an embolus. On the other hand, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) an ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
MCA: Middle cerebral artery stroke is a stroke happening in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery.

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