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Which Type Of Hallucination Is The Most Common
Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?
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
When dealing with schizophrenic episodes, is it common to realize the hallucinations are not real, whether or not those are perceived as true?
What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?
Schizophrenia: The hallmark of schizophrenia is psychosis. Psychosis may be caused by many conditions and has to do with hallucinations and or delusions. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs. The most common delusion in schizophrenia is paranoia. If someone has paranoid delusions, they usually believe someone is out to get them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon at all: Just ask my son what he remembers when he was in the hospital for abdominal pain, was given Ativan 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
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 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
Took 2mg Ativan after couple of weeks of not taking it. Nausea, shakiness, hallucinations (like objects swirling), vertigo-type spins. What's wrong?
Is weight gain a really common side effect of neurontin? Also is auditory hallucinations a common side effect?
Neurontin: Weight gain is not terribly common, but can happen. Frequency is 1.8—3.4% immediate release; 1.9—5% extended release. In those affected, weight gain averages ~16 pounds. Hallucinations of any type are much more rare. Overall CNS side effects in clinical trials (including many other possibilities besides hallucinations) were 0.1—1%. ...Read more
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