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How can you have hallucinations if you have schizophrenia?

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Someone with schizophrenia might hear, see, smell, or feel things no one else does. Most often, they'll hear voices in their heads. These imaginary voices might tell them what to do, warn them of danger, or say mean things to them. The voices even might talk to each other. This is hallucination.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

National Health Service (UK): "Schizophrenia - Symptoms."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions about Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

National Health Service (UK): "Schizophrenia - Symptoms."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions about Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 20, 2018

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