Do People With Ms Ever Have Hallucinations

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Do People With Ms Ever Have Hallucinations

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Hi Gloworm,

Although it is not common, people with MS can have psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations. But the patient will be aware that the hallucinations are not real.

Read more: http://www.mstrust.org.uk/professionals/information/wayahead/articles/07012003_02.jsp

Journal article: Psychopathology in multiple sclerosis (2009) - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3002616/

Journal article: Charles Bonnet syndrome: visual hallucination and multiple sclerosis (2003) - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12968834

Journal article: Charles Bonnet syndrome and multiple sclerosis (2001) - http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=174897

Answered by Lisa Emrich