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What are delusions and hallucinations?

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What are delusions and hallucinations?

Delusions/Hallucinat: Delusions are false beliefs. Hallucinations are false perceptions. ...Read more

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Hallucinations (Definition)

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


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What are delusions and delirium?

What are delusions and delirium?

Neuropsychiatry: Delusion: is a false belief that is maintained even though it is contradicted by reasoning. It is a psychiatric disorder. For example if i think I am george washington or that i talk to god, that I am a special mesenger from god all these are delusions. Delirium is acute brain syndrome produced by disease during which patients are confused, hallucinate, and have global impairment of thinking;. ...Read more

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What are schizophrenia and disorganized schizophrenia?

What are schizophrenia and disorganized schizophrenia?

Types: Schizophrenia is divided into types based on the symptoms that are most prominent such as paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated catatonic and residual type. Disorganized type is characterized by speech and behavior that are disorganized or difficult to understand. They also have inappropriate emotions such as laughing for no reason.Their disorganized behavior can impair their ability to function. ...Read more

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What are "delusions of grandeur"?

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What are "delusions of grandeur"?

Grandeur: Are false beliefs of one's own superiority or fame or unlimited powers. ...Read more

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Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. ...Read more

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What causes illusions, delusions, and hallucinations?

What causes illusions, delusions, and hallucinations?

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

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What are the causes of hallucinations ? I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder. The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

What are the causes of hallucinations ?  I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder.  The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic symptoms, and can happen in many different contexts. In bipolar disorder, they can happen when you're either depressed or manic. I see no mood stabilizing or antipsychotic medications in your list, but I do see the antidepressants amitriptylene and bupropion. If this is true, it may be the reason for your hallucinations. Please tell your psychiatrist asap! ...Read more

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What are paranoid delusions?

What are paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusion: Are fantasies that someone wants to do you harm that have no basis in reality. When someone suffers from paranoia they tend to be tormented by these kind of delusions and spend their life obsessively trying to defend themselves from those they feel want to hurt them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of schizophrenia besides hallucinations?

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia besides hallucinations?

Schizophrenia: Inappropriate affect, visual (and sometimes auditory) hallucinations, delusions, and decriments in social/interpersonal functioning. There are many others. ...Read more

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What are delusions that people with schizophrenia have?

A wide range: Delusions associated with schizophrenia can cover the gamut from believing one has superpowers (reading minds, influencing world events, being invulnerable) to fears of persecution (others reading your mind, having devices implanted in the body for various purposes, being made fun of on tv) to grandiose ideas of being sent to save the world or protect it from some specific danger. ...Read more

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What r examples of schizo delusions? do they have to be extreme? what r examples of non extreme delusions that can be psychotic

What r examples of schizo delusions? do they have to be extreme? what r examples of non extreme delusions that can be psychotic

Semantics: psychosis is a state of mind that allows us to believe , sense, feel, see, smell, or hear something that doesn't exist. In schizophrenia the brain is hard wired for psychosis. Delusions are scenarios we construct out of desire or fear that we believe. i.e. those people are watching me or everyone thinks I'm awesome. Considering the possibility is normal, believing it without verification is not. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

These are two big: questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type. ...Read more

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Visual and auditory hallucinations: what exactly are they and what do they indicate?

Visual and auditory hallucinations: what exactly are they and what do they indicate?

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are false perceptions. That means-perceiving things that are not really there, but seem very real and vivid to the person experiencing it. Hallucinations may indicate: psychiatric disorder, such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression medical disorder, such as delirium substance abuse disorder mentally healthy people with significant visual loss can have visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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In what way are schizophrenic visual hallucinations based upon?

In what way are schizophrenic visual hallucinations based upon?

Hallucinations: Are probably due to changes in brain functions when someone suffers from schizophrenia. This triggers stimulation in the brain causing visual images that are not really there. Medications help stop these brain malfunctions from happening. This is an oversimplified explanation but i hope it helps you understand this complex phenomenon. ...Read more

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What are delusions like?

Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing that one possesses some great, but unrecognized, talent or insight, jealous (being convinced, with no cause, that his or her partner is unfaithful, and persecutory type (most common and involves a theme or series of themes of being persecuted. ...Read more

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What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

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

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What are sleep-deprived visual hallucinations like?

What are sleep-deprived visual hallucinations like?

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

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What mental conditions cause delusions and disorganised thoughts?

Need more info: These symptoms could be a sign of schizophrenia, but could just as we'll be a result of drug abuse or withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a person with a borderline personality disorder becomes really stressed they may start getting a little paranoid. Although hallucinations could occur when decompensated it is not usually a hallmark for this type of personality disorder. ...Read more