Types of Delusions and Hallucinations

Types of delusions and hallucinations in schizophreniaIf you had to describe the various types of delusions and hallucinations there are would you be able to?

Most people would struggle with this as mainstream society tends not to discuss these things.

In this article I will list and discuss (in the video) the most common delusions and hallucinations.

Delusions and hallucinations

Delusions are firm, fixed beliefs that are false and contrary to any evidence that may disprove them. Common delusions include:

  • Persecutory delusions
  • Delusions of jealousy
  • Somatic delusions
  • Tactile delusions
  • Erotomanic delusions
  • Delusions of granduer

Hallucinations are sensory experiences that are false and frightening to most people. Hallucinations can vary but the most common hallucination is persecutory. Persecutory delusions include feelings of being targeted, singled out, or attacked. Other hallucinations include:

  • Auditory
  • Visual
  • Somatic
  • Tactile
  • Gustatory
  • olfactory

Olfactory Hallucinations

You may also be interested in learning more about olfactory reference syndrome which is a hallucination/delusion of having a strong body odor. You can read more about this in a previous article I wrote on this topic:



What has been your experience with this topic?

Do you know someone who struggles with delusions and hallucinations?

Do you struggle?


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