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Hallucinations can arise from a high fever or other illness involving a fever. These type of febrile hallucinations arise particularly in children and the elderly.
Chronic cases of hallucinations and delusions typify psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and other delusional disorders. Delusions differ from hallucinations in that delusions refer to the mind's reasoning and thoughts, rather than its sensory inputs.
It is important to be precise about this symptom, and to dinstinguish true hallucinations from other symptoms such as nightmares, vision changes, delirium, dementia, aura (e.g. the "aura" before a migraine or faint), and delusions....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Hallucinations.
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Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hallucinations may include:
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Hallucinations as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hallucinations as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hallucinations may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hallucinations. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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causes of Hallucinations as a symptom include:
A hallucination is a false sensory perception in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion which is a misperception of an external stimulus. (from Wikipedia)
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The list of organs typically affected by Hallucinations may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hallucinations mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hallucinations. Of the 288 causes of Hallucinations that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Hallucinations' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Hallucinations or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hallucinations based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hallucinations, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Subtypes of Hallucinations:
Medical Conditions associated with Hallucinations:
Symptoms related to Hallucinations:
Paranoia (115 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Schizophrenia, Alcohol withdrawal, Brain tumours (14 causes), Auditory hallucinations (48 causes), Visual hallucinations (55 causes), Cocaine abuse (2 causes), Tactile hallucination, Olfactory hallucinations
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