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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are there any cases of schizophrenia where the patient is having visual hallucinations of other people?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been seeing things and hearing things and feeling like someone is after me, but no one believes me., could I have schizophrenia?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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