Hallucinations

Hallucinations are very common. In fact, nearly 1 in 10 people will experience a hallucination during their lives.

Hallucinations are also extremely common in psychosis, and in illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality syndrome, and even major depression. Auditory hallucinations are the most common type of hallucination. And among auditory hallucinations, hearing voices is the most common type.

But what about other types of hallucinations?

What about seeing things? Or tasting things? Or smelling? What is the significance of these other types of hallucinatory experiences?

This lecture talks (very briefly) about what causes hallucinations, and addresses the significance of the less common types. Here is a PDF of the slides used for this talk.

The lecture was given during the March 30, 2020 meeting of the SZconsult learning community. SZconsult is a free consultation + education service offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University.

SZconsult is open to any clinician who wants to learn more about schizophrenia-spectrum illness, or who wants to tap into the collective wisdom of the learning community to find answers to clinical problems. Contact SZconsult@neomed.edu if you’d like more information.

 

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