Hallucinations are visual sensations for whom reality is distorted or distorted. These appear anytime, no need, in particular, a stimulus that trigger them.Such hallucinations can be found both in alcoholic withdrawal periods or specific substances, but that symptom in the case of diseases such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, and some types of neurological or psychiatric disorders.
Visual hallucinations can be a sign that a person faces a serious health problems.
In patients experiencing visual hallucinations, they may be accompanied by sensory hallucinations. Thus, those who suffer from visual hallucinations reported that objects can touch or feel certain odors over them.
In some types of visual hallucinations, seeing is simply distorted. People can see halos, colorful stripes and signs that do not exist in reality.
Patients using drugs that cause visual hallucinations and irrational act erratically because of the things that only they can see.
There are several reasons that may underlie visual hallucinations event. Causes range from dementia to drug abuse. However, some types of visual hallucinations could be the side effect of some medicines obtained on prescription, high fever or other medical conditions. Distortion of vision may last from several seconds to several days depending on the cause.
For other types of visual hallucinations, visual images are completely false. Patients can see people, animals or objects that do not exist or can be “transported” in scenes that are not real. A frequently encountered type of visual hallucinations, noted especially for elderly, is hallucination loved, deceased.
Stress, fatigue, neurological conditions, eye disorders and mental illness can cause visual hallucinations. Detection is important cause visual hallucinations, visual hallucinations are treated as most cauzuri. For example, when a person experiencing visual hallucinations because of infringement of or pressures that exist on the optic nerve, surgery may be performed to restore vision after nerve release.
In some cultures, people deliberately cultivate visual hallucinations, believing that it was sent by higher powers in order to provide information or to help understand some religious information. Some people intentionally ingested hallucinogenic drugs, in order to experience visual hallucinations.
Visual hallucinations treatment will be according to their underlying cause. If the culprit is substance abuse, it is necessary to discontinue their use and where are symptoms of neurological or psychiatric diseases, it is important to treat the disease that triggered.
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe antipsychotics or anxiolytics. When hallucinations involve the emergence of aggressive behavior will require emergency therapeutic intervention.