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What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

Schizophrenia sympts: Acute schizophrenia symptoms include hallucinations, delusions (usually paranoia, ideas of reference, thought insertion or withdrawal), agitation, isolation, flat affect, thought disorganization. All of these symptoms can be present in other psychosis including mania, psychotic depression drug induced (i've had pts on mj who looked like schizophrenia) early treatment is essential for good outcome. ...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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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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Is schizophrenia the only time where the individual has hallucinations?

Not at all: There are many possible causes of hallucinations - severe mood disorders, substance abuse, and metabolic disorders like thyroid disease to name just a few. Anyone with new onset hallucinations needs to be seen by a competent physician immediately as some conditions are reversible if treated promptly, but potentially fatal if not. ...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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Can people with schizophrenia differentiate between reality & hallucinations?

Can people with schizophrenia differentiate between reality & hallucinations?

Usually: Sometimes it may be very difficult to differentiate between "reality" and abnormal perception. We are aware of only a small percentage of sounds and sights around us. Hallucinations are generated from within the brain and are not subject to the same sensory filtration as external stimuli which means they may seem even more real, but medications decrease intensity of the internal stimuli. ...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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What is the difference between schizophrenia voices and hallucinations?

What is the difference between schizophrenia voices and hallucinations?

Hallucinations: Although any type of hallucination is possible in schizophrenia, especially auditory or bizarre ones, the majority of other types are related to organic causes such as illicit drugs or medical illness affecting the brain. ...Read more

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What can I do for my daughter who has schizophrenia and hallucinations?

Get her help: The best thing is for her to see a board certified psychiatrist on a regular basis. Hallucinations are a part of schizophrenia and can be successfully treated with various medications including some newer ones which have fewer problems with weight gain. Good luck to both you and her. ...Read more

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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 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

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