mental health


Question by  apple (447)

Do hallucinations necessarily mean you're going crazy?


Answer by  jlaird (190)

No. Seeing things doesn't necessarily mean you're going crazy.


Answer by  sinrez (63)

Not necessarily, some sleep disorders can cause temporary hallucinations due to waking to quickly from REM sleep, sleep walking can sometimes also have this effect, as well as certain medications, a lack of sleep, lack of food, to much alcohol, or illegal drug use.


Answer by  greysquirrel (239)

Charles Bonnett syndrome is characterized by hallucinations in people losing their vision or having gone blind. See Oliver Sacks TED talk from February 2009 for an interesting lecture on a common syndrome -- Charles Bonnett syndrome.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

No, hallucinations can be caused by many things other than mental problems. Causes include dehydration, many medical conditions, use of certain drugs, chemical imbalances in the body, and many more.

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