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Psychophysical Visual Disturbances
Not hallucinations: Anxiety, when severe enough as in a panic attack, can cause "tunnel vision" where all you see is that which is in front of you. This is due to the effects of adrenaline. Sometimes on can feel that they are out of their body or the situation is not real. Anxiety does not cause auditory hallucinations (hearing voices talking) or visual hallucinations (seeing figures others don't see). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?
Not likely.: Visual hallucinations can be triggered by sleep deprivation, drugs, temporal lobe epilepsy, ; severe psychiatric illnesses. Seizures in the primary visual cortex of the brain may cause simple seizures like shadows, ; seizures in the visual association areas may cause more elaborate ones loss of sensory input from the eyes i.e. Nerve damage ; lesions in the brainstem can also cause them. ...Read more
Good Rx Available!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?
I've had command auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations.CAH cause me harm. What are peduncular hallucinations?
Hallucinations: You should have your doctor refer you Tova Psychologist. ...Read more
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