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What Are The Most Common Type Of Hallucinations In Schizophrenia
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.See 1 more doctor answer
A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?
Not necessarily: In schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations are most common. Visual hallucinations can happen early on or later on, or not at all. It varies with each patient. Please discuss this in detail with your treating psychiatrist.
Are there any cases of schizophrenia where the patient is having visual hallucinations of other people?
Yes: It is possible, especially early on, to have hallucinations without delusions.See 2 more doctor answers
Can you have schizophrenia without any visual hallucinations? I have delusions, but no hallucinations.
Yes: You can have schizophrenia without hallucinations AND you can have hallucinations or delusions without schizophrenia. That you are asking this question suggests you may not have schizophrenia. Schizophrenic delusions are felt by the person experiencing them to be fact not delusion.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I am diagnosed with schizophrenia. I hear voices inside of my head and outside, but some doctors say what I hear inside aren't hallucinations and some do. Which is it? Inside they comment on me.
Voices: I don't know for sure. If you are hearing voices from inside or outside your head that are not your voice which are dialoging with you, this is likely to be hallucinations. If you are thinking thoughts to yourself, that is probably not a hallucination. If you think you might lightly hear your name or another sound once, that is less likely to be an auditory hallucinations. I know it is confusing.See 1 more doctor answer
Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?
I have a patient who is showing signs and symptoms of schizophrenia. Fhx of bipolar disorder in the family. Patient reports auditory hallucinations, along with criteria for conduct disorder. The schizophrenia happens to be followed by affect of schizoid p
I've been seeing things and hearing things and feeling like someone is after me, but no one believes me., could I have schizophrenia?
Possible: It is important that you discuss this with your family and your doctor as soon as possible so that you may get proper mental health treatment. Take care!See 3 more doctor answers
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