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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
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
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
Illusions are simple: perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the illusion disappears. Delusions are fixed patterns of thought that do not respond to reality. Hallucinations are psychotic manifestations that have little to do with reality. The latter two are usually brought on by drugs or mental illness. ...Read more
An olfactory hallucination (phantosmia) makes you detect smells that aren't really present in your environment: The odors detected in phantosmia vary from person to person and may be foul or pleasant. They can occur in one or both nostrils. The phantom smell may seem to always be present or it may come and go. Phantosmia may occur after a head injury or upper respiratory infection. It can also be caused by temporal lobe seizures, inflamed sinuses, brain tumors and Parkinson's disease. Consult your doctor if you experience the symptoms of phantosmia, so that your doctor can rule out any serious underlying disorders that may be causing the detected smell. Parosmia is another smell disorder that's similar to phantosmia. But, in parosmia a smell that's present in your environment is distorted. Parosmia can occur with damage to the olfactory system, such as after a severe respiratory infection. ...Read more
Hallucinations: Causes can be central or peripheral. An example of central olfactory hallucinations is head injury or temporal lobe seizures or migraines or strokes. An example of peripheral olfactory is sinusitis or upper respiratory infection. An example of gustatory is epilepsy or schizophrenia or illicit substances. ...Read more
Yes: However, it depends on type of dementia the person has. In lewy body dementia, key features include realistic visual hallucinations; there are other symptoms directing one to this diagnosis as well. Ad can cause both types of hallucinations, but delusions and paranoia are probably more common. Unfortunately, there are limitted drugs fda approved for common symptoms related to dementias. ...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
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
Can you tell me are clairvoyance = visual hallucinations and clairaudience = auditory hallucinations?
Hallucinations: Yes, clairvoyance may be visual hallucinations and clairaudience may be auditory hallucinations. Some individuals who happen to be excellent hypnotic subjects are able to experience auditory and visual hallucinations. So autosuggestion can produce the same phenomena. Scientific studies have failed to validate esp. However, that does not prove it doesn't exist. Just no scientific evidence for it. ...Read more
Sleep deprivation: If deprived of sleep long enough, most people will experience misperceptions of visual reality (illusions) or actual hallucinations (perceptions without actual stimuli). Some think these are hypnogogic hallucinations brought on by microsleeps. It's very individual, but you might have flickering lights, shimmering edges of things, or a sense of the floor being covered by water. Best to get rest! ...Read more
Hypnogogic : Hypnogogic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events -- usually brief but occasionally prolonged -- that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep. They can come with the syndrome of narcolepsy, but they don't have to. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder consisting of the above, along with daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (suddenly going limp), and sleep paralysis. ...Read more
Geriatric issues: It sounds like these issues are best approached by a geriatric psychologist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Which is to say, you're looking for a psychologist and a psychiatrist both of whom specialize in geriatric issues, like the ones that you have described. State psychology and psychiatric organizations can help you find the best practitioners for these issues. ...Read more
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