Visual Hallucinations in Mania

Chakrabarty, Arindam; Reddy, M. S.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Jan-Jun2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p71
Academic Journal
Case Study
Visual hallucinations occur in a wide variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including toxic disturbances, drug withdrawal syndromes, focal central nervous system lesions, migraine headaches, blindness, schizophrenia, and psychotic mood disorders. Visual hallucinations are generally assumed to characteristically reflect organic disorders and are very rare in affective disorders. Here, we present a case of visual hallucinations in a young female with bipolar illness during the manic phase.


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