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93 Possible Causes for Perceptual Distortion

  • Hallucinogen

    It is described as a re-experiencing of some perceptual distortions induced while intoxicated and suggested to subsequently cause functional impairment or anxiety.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nine individuals (75%) in the schizophrenia and HPPD group reported the ability to identify specific precursory cues for the appearance of the HPPD-associated perceptual distortions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These substances create euphoria and have psychedelic effects (visual and auditory perceptual distortions).[mentalhelp.net]

  • Schizophrenia

    Positive symptoms include psychosis as evidenced by distortions of thought content (delusions) and/or perceptual distortion (hallucinations) and disorganization evidenced[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Prodromal symptoms include withdrawal, social isolation, reduced interest or initiative, elaborate speech, magical thinking, unusual perceptual experiences, and strange behaviors[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Typical characteristics are divided into prodromal (pre/early), positive (excess/distortion of normal function), and negative (reduction /loss of normal function) symptoms[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Sensory Deprivation

    Weak correlations were found between HS-evoked perceptual distortion and level of dissociation in two regions (P 0.050).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Auditory and visual hallucinations and disorientation in time and place indicate perceptual distortions due to sensory deprivation.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] As expected, volunteers who were less prone to hallucinations experienced fewer perceptual distortions, but they still reported a variety of delusions and hallucinations.[wired.com]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    A 3-year-old girl suffered from anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (anti-NMDA) receptor encephalitis after resolution of herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE). Methylprednisolone pulse and immunoglobulin therapies showed little effect, but the patient completely recovered after six courses of monthly cyclophosphamide pulse[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cannabis Abuse

    1. Twenty-one schizophrenic or schizoaffective patients with histories of cannabis abuse and operationally-defined syndromes of post-psychotic depression completed a double-blind trial of adjunctive imipramine added to their on-going medication regimen of fluphenazine decanoate and benztropine. 2. The[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disorder of the Lens

    This perceptual distortion leads to paranoia, anxiety and the tendency to turn inward in social situations.[psychlens.com]

  • Alprazolam

    Agitation, depersonalization, and perceptual distortion can occur during withdrawal from alprazolam.[6] Short-acting benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, might be associated[psychrights.org]

  • Hallucinogen Abuse

    Drugs like marijuana (cannabis products) are often considered to be hallucinogenic drugs by lay individuals; however, the perceptual distortions produced by drugs like cannabis[lagunatreatment.com] distortions, such as bipolar disorder , schizophrenia , obsessive-compulsive disorder , and dementia.[verywell.com] […] approved for such use at this time, some hallucinogenic drugs have been scientifically tested to see if they might have therapeutic effects on who people who experience perceptual[verywell.com]

  • Addictive Behavior

    distortion or bizarre thought that recurs after the chemical effects of a drug have worn off 1. volatile solvents (paint thinners, gasoline) 2.[quizlet.com] […] which a stimulus evokes a sensation that is not appropriate, such as a color has a smell Altered States of Consciousness profound changes in mood, thinking and perception perceptual[quizlet.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    The features included delirium and autonomic hyperactivity, perceptual distortions, global confusion.[jmedscindmc.com]

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