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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom also, or only delusions?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Schizophrenic: Auditory, visual, somatic (tactile), smell, and gustatory (taste) hallucinations can all be present in schizophrenia -- but visual hallucinations can also come w/drug use & other organic pathology. You're right that delusions are important in schizophrenia: being persecuted; being referred to specially; being controlled; having one's mind read; thoughts put in or taken out of one's head, etc.
Answered on Sep 29, 2014

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