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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)

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


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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?

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

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Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of schizophrenia where the patient is having visual hallucinations of other people?

Are there any cases of schizophrenia where the patient is having visual hallucinations of other people?

Yes: In schizophrenia hallucinations are more commonly auditory in nature ("hearing voices"). However, visual hallucinations consisting of seeing other people is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the leading medication for auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia?

What is the leading medication for auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia?

Everyone is unique: Some respond & tolerate one drug better than another. I like Clozapine but it requires frequent blood tests & has some side effects that some pts find hard to tolerate. ...Read more

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Can you have schizophrenia without any visual hallucinations? I have delusions, but no hallucinations.

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

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. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with schizophrenia. I hear voices inside of my head and outside, but some doctors say what i hear inside arent hallucinations and some do. Which is it? Inside they comment on me.

I am diagnosed with schizophrenia. I hear voices inside of my head and outside, but some doctors say what i hear inside arent 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. ...Read more

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Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?

Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?

Psychosis: Not all psychosis is due to schizophrenia. There can be similar delusions in severe depression, bipolar disorder, drug use (esp cocaine, stimulants) and other metabolic disorders, syphyllis, and brain leisons. Early evaluation and treatment is essential for a good outcome. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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