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How often can you actually get tactile hallucinations with psychosis?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Possible

Tactile hallucinations can occur with psychosis but are usually overshadowed by visual and auditory hallucinations.
When alone i would look for other causes such as drugs (marijuana, ecstasy), seizures, nerve damage and other neurologic disorders.

In brief: Possible

Tactile hallucinations can occur with psychosis but are usually overshadowed by visual and auditory hallucinations.
When alone i would look for other causes such as drugs (marijuana, ecstasy), seizures, nerve damage and other neurologic disorders.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry

In brief: Not uncommon

Tactile hallucinations are not talked about a lot, but are not rare.
I once asked a group of 8 patients with schizophrenia if they had hallucinations of touch. All said yes. I asked why that was not in any of their charts. They all responded that no one had asked them before. Touch hallucinations can be very frightening, but respond to medication the same as hallucinations in other sensory modes.

In brief: Not uncommon

Tactile hallucinations are not talked about a lot, but are not rare.
I once asked a group of 8 patients with schizophrenia if they had hallucinations of touch. All said yes. I asked why that was not in any of their charts. They all responded that no one had asked them before. Touch hallucinations can be very frightening, but respond to medication the same as hallucinations in other sensory modes.
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
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