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How are hallucinations treated?

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  • Your doctor will treat the condition that's causing the hallucinations. The treatment can include things like: Medication for schizophrenia or dementias such as Alzheimer's disease
  • Antiseizure drugs to treat epilepsy
  • Treatment for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts
  • Surgery or radiation to treat tumors
  • Drugs called triptans, beta-blockers, or anticonvulsants for people with migraines

SOURCES:

Teeple, R. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2009.

Ali, S. Current Psychiatry, November 2011.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Hallucinations and Alzheimer's."

Capampangan, D. Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2010.

Kathirvel, N. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, January/February 2013.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 13, 2019

SOURCES:

Teeple, R. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2009.

Ali, S. Current Psychiatry, November 2011.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Hallucinations and Alzheimer's."

Capampangan, D. Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2010.

Kathirvel, N. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, January/February 2013.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 13, 2019

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