Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter H is For Hallucination


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

Hallucination

The below definition for Hallucinations was taken from Wikipedia. To read more click here:

hallucination is a perception in the absence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception. Hallucinations are vivid, substantial, and are perceived to be located in external objective space. They are distinguishable from several related phenomena, such as dreaming, which does not involve wakefulness; pseudohallucination, which does not mimic real perception, and is accurately perceived as unreal; illusion, which involves distorted or misinterpreted real perception; and imagery, which does not mimic real perception and is under voluntary control.[1] Hallucinations also differ from “delusionalperceptions”, in which a correctly sensed and interpreted stimulus (i.e., a real perception) is given some additional (and typically absurd) significance.

Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modality—visualauditoryolfactorygustatorytactileproprioceptiveequilibrioceptivenociceptivethermoceptive and chronoceptive.

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I have Hallucinations quite often. Hence my last hospitalization for mental health changed my diagnosis to include psychosis and not just Bipolar Disorder. I have seen things most of my life. People, spiders, cartoons, mahjongg tiles (this was really silly as they were dancing around my room) and many other things. I also suffer from audio hallucinations. I hear voices, especially a voice calling my name over and over waking me up. I also hear music that just won’t stop. Hearing the same song over and over can make you want to scream.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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