Hallucinating

Overview

The term hallucinating refers to hearing, seeing, or otherwise sensing the presence of things not actually there. When not related to substance abuse, hallucinating can be a symptom of a mental illness. Hallucinations are experienced most commonly in schizophrenia, but can also be found in schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder. For more information please see our section on Hearing voices.

If you have any concerns, please make an appointment to see your GP.

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