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What are delusions and hallucinations?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Delusions/Hallucinat

Delusions are false beliefs. Hallucinations are false perceptions.

In brief: Delusions/Hallucinat

Delusions are false beliefs. Hallucinations are false perceptions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: I'll explain

Delusions are when you think something is happening and it's not.
For instance you may think you're the president of the United States, but you're not. That's a delusion (unless you're an african american senator from illinois). A hallucination is where you sense something that's not there. It can be something you think you smell or see for example that's not really there.

In brief: I'll explain

Delusions are when you think something is happening and it's not.
For instance you may think you're the president of the United States, but you're not. That's a delusion (unless you're an african american senator from illinois). A hallucination is where you sense something that's not there. It can be something you think you smell or see for example that's not really there.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Different

A delusion is something that can theoretically happen, but is not very likely.
An example of this would be, when a patient tells me that Cindy Crawford is in love with him. That's a delusion. A hallucination is, by definition, any one or more of the five senses interpreting stimuli from the environment that does not in reality exist.

In brief: Different

A delusion is something that can theoretically happen, but is not very likely.
An example of this would be, when a patient tells me that Cindy Crawford is in love with him. That's a delusion. A hallucination is, by definition, any one or more of the five senses interpreting stimuli from the environment that does not in reality exist.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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