Friday, December 17, 2010

Difference between hallucination and illusion

I was in illusion about illusion and hallucination until recently i discovered the difference between the duo.
Both are perceptual disorders
In illusion - misinterpretation of the actual stimulus eg. Seeing rope as a snake
In hallucination perception occurs in the absence of any stimulus eg. Able to see snake without any rope or the typical 3rd person auditory hallucinations charectetstic of Schizophrenia


dr.kicha pallad said...

it is the auditory hallucination first to disappear with treatment :) , first to reappear during excerbation

Nish said...

yup in schizophrenia

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