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Tobin Erebusan
03-24-2008, 03:09 AM
My protagonist has schizophrenic hallucinations. I want to be scientifically accurate, and so, I need to know what kinds of things a schizophrenic individual would "see" that others would not. In other words, some kind of documented account of having said disorder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Pthom
03-24-2008, 03:24 AM
Tobin, you might get some excellent advice by posting your query in the Research and Experts (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66) forum.

Tobin Erebusan
03-24-2008, 03:39 AM
Thanks a lot. Can't believe I didn't see those forums already. XD

HeronW
03-24-2008, 03:45 AM
google: schizophrenic hallucinations

small axe
03-28-2008, 05:26 AM
Auditory hallucinations ("voices") are far more common than visual hallucinations ("seeing things") too, I heard.

Of course, it was a toaster that told me that; I haven't seen the actual data! ha! ;)

kullervo
04-11-2008, 04:52 AM
There was recently an article in New Scientist that studied a new aspect of schizophrenic perception. They had normal test subjects and schizophrenic subjects. They were shown street scenes. Some normal, some with strange changes. Some had street signs upside down, some had cars upside down, etc. They found that even a functioning, medicated schizophrenic had a harder time determining what was normal and what was not in the various scenes.

Gillhoughly
05-16-2008, 10:02 AM
I Googled "schizophrenic art"

And found this:
http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2006-02/cat-schizophrenia.jpg

Scary.

There was much more stuff when I Googled "schizophrenic artists."

http://www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Thought_Disorders/Schizo/articles/artist.asp

I know The Fortean Times had a lengthy article about how they see things, but can't find it in their online back issues.

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/450/shadow_of_the_air_loom.html

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/commentary/142/outsider_art.html

But it's late and I'm pooped. You guys delve into it.