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Postby Zach_31 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:24 am

i had just recently got released from psych ward a couple days ago after being in there for almost a week. When i was in there a psychiatrist was telling me how people with schizophrenia hardly have visual hallucinations..
i often see things that others can not see and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, so i was wondering if others here normally have visual hallucinations ??

I have seen all sorts of things from cats, a woman and most recently faces all in the clouds that were following me
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Re: visual hallucinations

Postby ƒrosty » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 am

I experience visual hallucinations more than occasionally, as well as auditory, tactile, and olfactory.

What's helped me the most so far is realizing that every hallucination is like a bowel movement: It's a bunch of processed waste your body is trying to get rid of. You may not be able to identify what each hallucination originated from (what you 'ate'), but you can control what your emotional state is, and thus how your 'turd' smells. Everything you see comes from within you, so ask yourself "Why would that be the natural result of my psychosis?"

I'm trying really hard to directly confront the monsters or apparitions I see, in hopes of understanding myself better, but the gut-wrenching fear proves too much before a minute is up. Do you feel any anxiety when you hallucinate? Can you always differentiate between what is real or not? Is there some consistent detail that is in all your hallucinations? (for example, whenever I see people watching me, their eyes are always shadowed over or blurred out)
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Re: visual hallucinations

Postby OrdinaryDarkness » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:01 am

Zach_31 wrote:i had just recently got released from psych ward a couple days ago after being in there for almost a week.


They got you? How? What happened?

Zach_31 wrote:When i was in there a psychiatrist was telling me how people with schizophrenia hardly have visual hallucinations..
i often see things that others can not see and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, so i was wondering if others here normally have visual hallucinations ??


I think it depends on the form of schizo. I think paranoid schizo visual hallucinations aren't as common. I'm not sure. It's all voodoo anyway, no science behind it, so who knows!

I was diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia and Antisocial personality disorder (as you know) and I see plenty that others don't see. I don't think it's all hallucinations though, maybe some of it. I hear and smell things other people don't, more often than I see things others don't.
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