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What is visual hallucination?

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Visual hallucination is when you see things that aren't there. For example, you might see insects crawling on your hand or on the face of someone you know.

Sometimes they look like flashes of light. A rare type of seizure called "occipital" may cause you to see brightly colored spots or shapes.

From: What Are Hallucinations? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCES:

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

Ali, S.  , November 2011. Current Psychiatry

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

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

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

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Ali, S.  , November 2011. Current Psychiatry

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

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

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

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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