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How are optical illusions and schizophrenia similar or different?

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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Different

Illusions are based on something in reality.
Hallucinations, characteristic of schizophrenia, are not based on reality.

In brief: Different

Illusions are based on something in reality.
Hallucinations, characteristic of schizophrenia, are not based on reality.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry

In brief: Perceptions

One of the common symptoms of schizophrenia is hallucinations.
Hallucinations are perceptual experiences that are a result of internal processes. Illusions are misperceptions of external stimuli.

In brief: Perceptions

One of the common symptoms of schizophrenia is hallucinations.
Hallucinations are perceptual experiences that are a result of internal processes. Illusions are misperceptions of external stimuli.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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