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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What are hallucinations?

Hallucinations are things you see, hear, feel, taste, or smell that seem real but are not. Some hallucinations are temporary. Hallucinations that continue, interfere with daily activities, or worsen may be a sign of a serious medical or mental condition that needs treatment.

What are the types of hallucinations?

What increases the risk for hallucinations?

How is the cause of hallucinations diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask when the hallucinations started. Tell your provider about any recent stress in your life, such as the death of a loved one. Include any trouble sleeping or recent illness. Your provider will also ask about medicines you take and if you drink alcohol or use drugs.

How are hallucinations treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Call 911 if you or someone else notices any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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