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Do people with schizophrenia have one visual hallucination that they usually see?

Do people with schizophrenia have one visual hallucination that they usually see?

Not usually.: Hallucinations are auditory or visual with auditory more common. Auditory may be vague and benign or clear and foul and threatening, often demanding a person to say or do threatening or harmful things like hurt or kill others or even themselves. Visual hallucinations are more rare and can be repetitive. In my experience having only one visual hallucination is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Do you have a predominat visual hallucination you see?

Do you have a predominat visual hallucination you see?

Auditory: Schizophrenics usually suffer predominantly from auditory hallucinations. Not so much visual, gustatory, tactile, or olfactory. Occasionally, however, those who do have visual hallucinations will report seeing the same one repeatedly. However, this is not always the case. ...Read more

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What are some forms of schizophrenia that don't involve either auditory or visual hallucinations?

What are some forms of schizophrenia that don't involve either auditory or visual hallucinations?

All forms: A person may only have delusions and still have schizophrenia. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs. Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type and it is when a person believes that people he or she doesn't even know is out to get them. One may believe they are being followed, that the tv is trying to provide a special message just for them or that others can hear their thoughts, for example. ...Read more

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Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: In schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations are most common. Visual hallucinations can happen early on or later on, or not at all. It varies with each patient. Please discuss this in detail with your treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of schizophrenia where the patient is having visual hallucinations of other people?

Yes: In schizophrenia hallucinations are more commonly auditory in nature ("hearing voices"). However, visual hallucinations consisting of seeing other people is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with schizophrenia also have visual hallucinations?

Is it possible for people with schizophrenia also have visual hallucinations?

Yes.: Yes. Absolutely. Schizophrenics have an altered state of reality and perception. It is quite possible for them to have the postive symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and frank psychoses. Typically these symproms respond best to medications. ...Read more

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Would you have to have visual hallucinations in order to be diagnosed with schizophrenia?

No: Relatively few pts with schizophrenia have visual hallucinations--auditory r much more common but hallucinations aren't a necessary requirement for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizophrenia may be present. But, this might be the case only if there is significant disturbance in important areas of functioning in day-to-day life (e.g., work, school, relationships, self-care). A professional evaluation can help clarify this. ...Read more

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I've been seeing things and hearing things and feeling like someone is after me, but no one believes me., could I have schizophrenia?

Possible: It is important that you discuss this with your family and your doctor as soon as possible so that you may get proper mental health treatment. Take care! ...Read more

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Visual hallucination or something of that nature always indication of tumor?

Visual hallucination or something of that nature always indication of tumor?

No: Visual hallucinations can happen with a number of conditions, not just brain tumors. Delirium of all types is one -- especially alcohol withdrawal delirium and intoxication with hallucinogens. Some medications can cause these especially in older people. Dementia with lewy bodies; migraines; seizures; and creuzfeldt-jakob disease. Also, about half of people with parkinson's disease have these. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more