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Which Type Of Hallucination Is The Most Common
Not uncommon at all: Just ask my son what he remembers when he was in the hospital for abdominal pain, was given Ativan (lorazepam) and then, saw needles and syringes on the floor of his room to the point where he wouldn't get out of bed. He also ran and locked himself in the bathroom when his mother walked in screaming she was a witch and there to eat him. Any other questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
All of them can: Any space-occupying lesion in the brain like a tumor can cause neurological symptoms such as hallucinations. This is not the most common presentation, though. There are many other causes for hallucinations that have nothing to do with tumors at all. If hallucinating, please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?
Any: Brain tumors that effect what we call the limbic system or the auditory or visual association cortex could cause auditory or visual hallucinations. This could be because the tumor is in these areas or because of mass effect even if the tumor is in a different area ...Read more
Serious/persisting: There are several disorders that have hallucinations as a symptom such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and various drug and alcohol intoxication disorders/states. However hallucinations are also seen in severe states of depression as well. I'm sure there are other disorders that have as rare symptoms, hallucinatory experiences, but the key to remember is that these symptoms are very serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When dealing with schizophrenic episodes, is it common to realize the hallucinations are not real, whether or not those are perceived as true?
Are severely impaired vision and auditory hallucinations common in migraines? this is n like looking through black film
Vision changes: Vision changes are commonly associated with migraine headaches, but auditory hallucinations are not. See your neurologist for a full evaluation. If your hallucinations persist without being associated with the headache, you can be referred to a psychiatrist. Keep a detailed headache log (timing, duration, symptoms, frequency) to your neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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