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Hallucinations - red flag symptoms

Hallucinations - red flag symptoms


Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


May 27, 2015


May 27, 2015

Programme Description

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explores the red flag symptoms of hallucinations, their possible causes how to assess patients. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include hallucinations in schizophrenia, neurological conditions or as a result of cortical lesions, clinical examination and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Take a detailed history of a patient presenting with hallucinations
  • List the possible causes of hallucinations
  • Manage or refer patients with hallucinations
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


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