is something that
someone experiences which is not really there.
way to describe a hallucination
it is like dreaming while you are awake. Not daydreaming, which comes from conscious
thoughts, but the things contained in your
which are projected from your
mind and appear to blend in with the real
world. Hallucinations can be quite deceiving (especially if it is a mix of a visual
images, sound and even the sensation of touch) and, like dreams, sometimes you know it’s not real
but other times you are unsure. Also like dreams, hallucinating can warp or distort your
you to know things you shouldn’t and to completely forget things that
are common sense, obvious and every
There are five different
types of hallucination
* auditory (hearing things)
* olfactory (smelling things)
* gustatory (tasting things)
* tactile (feeling things)
Often, two or more
of these will be mixed together at the same time.
Hallucinating can happen
to anyone at all, and at any age. Some people hallucinate
on a daily basis, while others may only experience it once and even then very briefly
in their entire life.
Taking certain drugs
in hallucinating, while for others, they
have a mental illness or even for no obvious reason
at all (even though there probably
is a reason
). For those
who don't use drugs
things can trigger it such as being alone, being around too many people, too much noise, no noise, the dark, etc.