A false sensory perception in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion which is a misperception of an external stimulus.
Symptoms of Hallucinations
The following features are indicative of Hallucinations:
- hearing sounds
- feeling sensations in the body
- smelling an odor
- seeing patterns that are not there
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Common Causes of Hallucinations
The following are the most common causes of Hallucinations:
- liver failure
- kidney failure
- brain cancer
Risk Factors for Hallucinations
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hallucinations:
- old age
- family history
- exposure to toxins
Prevention of Hallucinations
No, it is not possible to prevent Hallucinations.
- abnormal brain chemistry
- environmental factors
Occurrence of Hallucinations
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Hallucinations cases seen each year worldwide:
- Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Hallucinations can occur at any age.
Hallucinations can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hallucinations
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hallucinations:
- Electroencephalography: To record electrical activity of the brain
- Magnetic resonance imaging: To get detailed images of the brain
Doctor for Diagnosis of Hallucinations
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hallucinations:
Complications of Hallucinations if untreated
Yes, Hallucinations causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hallucinations is left untreated:
- self injury
- inability to work
- aggressive behavior
- anxiety disorders
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hallucinations
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hallucinations:
- Psychotherapy: Helps to normalize thought patterns
Patient Support for Treatment of Hallucinations
The following actions may help Hallucinations patients:
- Family support: Provides support and education to patient
Time for Treatment of Hallucinations
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hallucinations to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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