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How do you get hallucinations from epilepsy?

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The seizures that go along with epilepsy can make you more likely to have hallucinations. The type you get depends on which part of your brain the seizure affects.

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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