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What is the difference between schizophrenia voices and hallucinations?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Hallucinations.: Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been created by the mind. These can occur in any modality: sight, smell, taste, touch or hearing. Hallucinations can occur in many conditions. In schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations, including "voices", are most common. Classically this involves hearing a running commentary, however this can vary greatly.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
The same: Auditory hallucinations like hearing voices are very common in the case of someone with schizophrenia. Hearing voices is a type of an hallucination. It is possible to have visual hallucinations-seeing things, tactile hallucinations-feeling things on the skins that are not there, olfactory hallucinations-smelling things or gustatory hallucinations-tasting things.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hallucinations: Although any type of hallucination is possible in schizophrenia, especially auditory or bizarre ones, the majority of other types are related to organic causes such as illicit drugs or medical illness affecting the brain.

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