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I am trying to research Schizophrenia to see what a Schizophrenic person actually witnesses in their Hallucinations. My neighbor accross the street from me, walks all over town talking, yelling, to thin air. It looks to me as if he thinks he is talking to a croud of 10 people, but he can be inside an empty room and go on forever. What does a Schizophrenic person actually see, witness and experience other then, 1 Hallucinations of voices that are not there, 2, Hallucinations of seeing things that are not there, 3 Hallucinations of smells that are not there, 4 Hallucinations of touch that are not there, 5 Hallucinations of tastes when there is no food in the mouth, other then the 5 sences being twisted into something false to create a Hallucination effect, what does a Schizophrenic person actually live through in that false world that their illness creates? Why do they act it all out? What delusional beliefs do they hold other then "The TV is broadcasting special messages to me" ?

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replied June 13th, 2007
Schizophrenia Answer A2911
Hallucinations are not the main symptoms of schizophrenia. Rather, hallucinations are accessory symptoms present in some forms of schizophrenia. They are usually acoustic but can be also tactile, olfactory or gustative. Hallucinations are usually followed by delusive ideas.
There are 4 main types of schizophrenia: hebephrenic, simplex, catatonic and paranoid. Symptoms that are present in all types of schizophrenia (main symptoms) are:
1. disorders of associations (disturbed thinking processes);
2. lost emotions (apathy, lost ability for joy or sorrow);
3. ambivalence (the presence of two opposing ideas, attitudes, or emotions at the same time), and
4. Autism (a condition where the contact with reality is lost but the consciousness is still present)
Accessory symptoms present only in some types of schizophrenia include:
1. hallucinations;
2. delusive ideas;
3. catatonic symptoms;
4. poor and bizarre speech etc.
Hallucinations and delusive ideas are typical during paranoid schizophrenia. Most people can’t understand a schizophrenic's delusive thoughts because these people live quite literally in their own world.

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