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A hallucination is a perception of something that is not really
there. A hallucination can involve any of the senses: hearing, sight, smell,
taste, or touch.
The most common hallucinations are seeing (visual) and hearing
(auditory) things. For example, the person may hear voices or see an object
that other people do not see.
Other types of hallucinations include tasting (gustatory), smelling
(olfactory), or feeling (tactile) something that is not there.
Treatment for hallucinations depends on the cause.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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