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How do you get a hallucination?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Hypothesis

One theory that could apply to your question is what's known as the dopamine hypothesis.
Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to hallucinations.

In brief: Hypothesis

One theory that could apply to your question is what's known as the dopamine hypothesis.
Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to hallucinations.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Hallucinations

Elevated levels of Dopamine in the brain, such as due to psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, medications side-effects, sensory loss (vision, hearing) , sleep deprivation, severe fatigue, seizures, delirium, advanced stages of dementia

In brief: Hallucinations

Elevated levels of Dopamine in the brain, such as due to psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, medications side-effects, sensory loss (vision, hearing) , sleep deprivation, severe fatigue, seizures, delirium, advanced stages of dementia
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank