What Causes Hallucinations?

Hallucinations can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose hallucinations, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "hallucinations" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Magnesium Need
  • Dehydration

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
caffeinated soft drink consumption
a high-stress lifestyle
diuretic use
morning sickness
stomach ulcers
dry eyes
being highly lethargic
recent onset nausea
infrequent daytime urination
history of birth control pill use
history of adult allergies
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
... and more than 40 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hallucinations:
Cause Probability Status
Dehydration 92% Confirm
Magnesium Need 59% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate unusual mental conditions/symptoms, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you suffer from hallucinations?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Occasional minor hallucinations
→ Frequent minor hallucinations / occasional severe
→ Frequent severe hallucinations
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of hallucinations, minor hallucinations, hallucinations or severe hallucinations, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Magnesium Requirement

Extreme deficiency may produce hallucinations or delirium.

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