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What causes a period of visual hallucinations?

What causes a period of visual hallucinations?

Many things: Visual hallucinations can have many causes. These can range from migraines, seizures, retinal disease, neurodegenerative conditions, charles bonnet syndrome, alcohol and drug toxicity and other causes. Evaluation by a neuroophthalmologist can be very helpful. ...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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Could i be schizophrenic w/o hallucinations/delusions or only rarely like a few periods in life?

Could i be schizophrenic w/o hallucinations/delusions or only rarely like a few periods in life?

See a professional: The diagnosis requires at least one of the following symptoms to be present for a significant time: delusions, hallucinations, and/or disorganized (e.g., incoherent). Speech. So technically, the diagnosis could be made if there is disorganized speech but not delusions/hallucinations. Something is obviously bothering you. See a m.H. Professional for an examination and real answers. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause visual disturbances like hallucinations?

Does anxiety cause visual disturbances like hallucinations?

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 more

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I'm a caregiver to a 51 year old male. He has ushers and is mr. Having verbal auditory and visual hallucinations. Can ushers cause hallucinations?

It is possible.: Sensory deprivation from usher's syndrome in the form of deafness and blindness could cause both auditory as well as visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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What causes a visual hallucination ?

What causes a  visual hallucination ?

Many: Visual hallucinations are usually associated with some medical issue eg seizures, fever, drug use, or can be normal-see answer for related to sleep. When emotional are associated with ptsd or in severe psychosis usually assoiciated with auditory hallucinations. ...Read more

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What causes elderly people to have visual hallucinations?

What causes elderly people to have visual hallucinations?

Meds, sensory loss: Older people are more sensitive to medication side-effects; many can cause sensory disturbances. Common culprits are antihistamine or anticholinergic meds taken for cold symptoms or to sleep. Also, loss of hearing and/or vision can render older people confused and apparently "demented" when all they really need is a hearing aid or glasses. Drug or alcohol withdrawal is another possibility. ...Read more

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What can cause visual hallucinations with no mental illness?

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What can cause visual hallucinations with no mental illness?

Visual Hallucination: Can be seen more in organic disorders such as brain lesion, epilepsy, migraines, psychedelic drug use, alcoholism, dementia & lesions in the visual fields. ...Read more

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Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.

Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.

Yes, concern: Please tell your parents and your physician about this ASAP. I see that you're taking Strattera and/or Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) so these symptoms need to be reviewed carefully with your doctor. ...Read more

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