visual hallucination

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Related to visual hallucination: schizophrenia
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Noun1.visual hallucination - illusory visual perceptionvisual hallucination - illusory visual perception    
hallucination - illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
chromatism - hallucinatory perception of colored lights
pink elephants - any visual hallucination arising from heavy drinking
zoopsia - visual hallucination of animals; sometimes occurring in delirium tremens
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An 89-year-old man with a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gout, stage 4 chronic kidney disease (creatinine clearance 17 ml/min), venous insufficiency with lower limb edema, liver metastases from colon neoplasia and prostate neoplasia with partial prostatectomy, and no prior history of cognitive impairment was admitted to the emergency of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) after experiencing visual hallucinations.
One subject reported auditory hallucinations, confirming a previous report (Al-Assmar 1999) and, additionally, two subjects reported visual hallucinations.
Visual hallucinations and Charles Bonnet syndrome after photodynamic therapy for age related macular degeneration.
MIAMI BEACH -- Onset time of visual hallucinations can help clinicians distinguish between dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
001); the verbal (auditory) hallucination was found to be the most common (53%) followed by the visual hallucination (41%).
B reports visual hallucinations, which prompts the ER physician to request a psychiatry consult.
In the first strategy, the participants were asked to signal the beginning and ending of each visual hallucination during a five-minute fMRI scan, and the timing of hallucinations was compared with the time span of the scan.
Besides a reduction in frequency of voices, the patient also reported a decrease in amount and degree of negative content, weakening of visual hallucinations of the saint, complete absence of violent imagery on closing of his eyes, and better control over the voices.
After the study the users reported visual hallucinations which were similar to those brought on by psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.
I start interviewing him and then stop because he is displaying symptoms of MDD, has a depressed mood, says he does not feel rested when he awakens, has poor concentration and memory, is becoming more and more socially isolated, and is experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations that are yelling at him to kill himself.
The most common AEs for ADS-5102 versus placebo were visual hallucinations, peripheral edema, and dizziness.

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