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False sensory perception
I keep seeing small insects (which are not real)
See things don't exist
Seeing things and feeling restless after cutting down on alcohol less than 2 days ago
Hallucinating things and insects after stopping alcohol for 2 days or less
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Most commonly, a hallucination can be seeing or hearing something that does not exist, but it could also include one of the other senses such as smell or of touch. It can be caused by many different physical or psychiatric conditions.
Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms
A psychological disorder where there is altered brain function. The exact cause is unknown, but a combination of genetic, psychological and environmental factors are likely responsible.
Dissociative disorder is mental disorder that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorder escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain shrinks affecting memory and behavior. Symptoms worsen over time, and can interfere with daily life. Increasing age increases the risk for Alzheimer dementia.
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, and your body does not have as much water as it needs. Common causes of dehydration include inadequate intake, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Dehydration can also lead to serious complications including seizures, urinary and kidney problems.
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)
Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom
Have you ever seen, heard, or smelt something that did not actually exist?
Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?
Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?
Do you have a fever?
Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?
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