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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



2 comments:

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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