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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
While for many with schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) is most common, visual hallucinations are also common and can occur in people with schizophrenia.

In brief: Yes
While for many with schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) is most common, visual hallucinations are also common and can occur in people with schizophrenia.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Visual Hallucination
Rare in schizophrenia, where auditory hallucinations are more common.
Can be seen more in organic disorders such as brain lesion, epilepsy, migraines, psychedelic drug use, alcoholism, dementia & lesions in the visual fields.

In brief: Visual Hallucination
Rare in schizophrenia, where auditory hallucinations are more common.
Can be seen more in organic disorders such as brain lesion, epilepsy, migraines, psychedelic drug use, alcoholism, dementia & lesions in the visual fields.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: They can be
Schizophrenics tend to suffer auditory hallucinations the most.
That being said they can also suffer from a tactile, gustatory, visual, and olfactory hallucinations as well.

In brief: They can be
Schizophrenics tend to suffer auditory hallucinations the most.
That being said they can also suffer from a tactile, gustatory, visual, and olfactory hallucinations as well.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Visual hallucination
Visual hallucinations happen in about half of people with schizophrenia.
They may be simple like flashes of light, or more complex like images of persons, animals, or objects. They can be either bigger or smaller than true perceptions. Auditory hallucinations are a lot more common, though. These can be voices mumbling, conversing, or commenting -- they sometimes command certain actions.

In brief: Visual hallucination
Visual hallucinations happen in about half of people with schizophrenia.
They may be simple like flashes of light, or more complex like images of persons, animals, or objects. They can be either bigger or smaller than true perceptions. Auditory hallucinations are a lot more common, though. These can be voices mumbling, conversing, or commenting -- they sometimes command certain actions.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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