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Is it possible to become addicted to sleep deprivation?

Possibly of interest: 2011 study from Berkeley, published in the Journal of Neuroscience: Pulling an all-nighter can bring on euphoria and risky behavior: https://news.berkeley.edu/2011/03/22/pulling-...
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Do many people have an "Accompanying Voice" - an equal they converse with?

From a quick search online I see no reason why you distantiate what you describe from auditory hallucinations: a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus. ...
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Are hallucinations a requirement for Schizophrenia?

No – at least, they shouldn't be required. Wikipedia describes the DSM-5 as requiring "delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech". Delusions are distinct from hallucinations in that they aren'...
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The interactions between hallucinations and reality in people with schizophrenia

Unfortunately hallucinations of visual type seldom occur with schizophrenia. When visual hallucinations occur in schizophrenia or more frequently (but still uncommon) in other disorders they are ...
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Can drugs cause a psychosis, or only unlock it?

Can drugs cause a psychosis or only unlock it Drugs can cause acute psychosis, but are not associated with a precipitation of a chronic psychotic state. Animal studies have shown that various drugs (...
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Is it possible to get good hallucination while suffering from schizophrenia?

The short answer appears to be yes, to a certain degree, though there seems to be a need for more research in this area of viewing hallucinations as a boon, rather than a curse. The positive symptoms ...
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Do people who experience heautoscopy become unable to see their reflected image in a mirror?

While acknowledging the fact that Google delivers personalized results, I am fairly sure a Google search for "heautoscopy" will deliver you bucket loads of papers to read - I have copied a ...
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Can schizophrenics who are deaf since birth hear voices?

A quick Google search reveals some answers such as Atkinson, J. R. (2006). Around half of all deaf people diagnosed with schizophrenia report experiencing “voices,” during which they sense someone ...
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Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions

The short answer to your question Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions is yes. But it depends. There are quite a few psychological disorders that have symptoms of ...
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Does a true hallucination need to go away while plugging one's ears?

A hallucination is a perception in the absence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception and hallucinations can occur in different ways. Visual hallucinations can occur with the eyes ...
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Why do hallucinations appear in depression?

Have a look at The God drug DMT. It causes people to see/talk to God and can be taken as an actual drug, but I believe it is also produced in the body during near death experiences. I am no expert in ...
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How would the blind experience a hallucinogen like LSD?

Short answer Based on a dated and small study, early-blind individuals do not experience drug-induced hallucinations, while the late-blind can, but not necessarily do so. Background Krill et al. (...
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Are sensations of turbulence after flights proprioceptive hallucinations?

As there is no sensory input from reality which could cause these sensations, are they technically proprioceptive hallucinations? Not really, although I think it wouldn't be completely inaccurate to ...
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Is it possible to become addicted to sleep deprivation?

"The more you do something (whether you particularly "enjoy" it or not) the more likely you are to build it up as a habit" This simply is not the case. "So in this regard, ...
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Are there any pragmatic uses of hallucinogens?

A paper I've read (Roche, 2010) gives a rather pessimistic view about the revelatory powers of hallucinogenics and suggests that they are rather detrimental to a rational worldview if used in the long-...
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Are hallucinations a requirement for Schizophrenia?

According to the DSM V, for the diagnosis of schizophrenia, the following is necessary: two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or ...
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How would the blind experience a hallucinogen like LSD?

I'm not sure about any reliable research on hallucinations in blind people per se. However, there is a large body of literature on visual imagery in congenitally blind groups. This is assuming that ...
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The interactions between hallucinations and reality in people with schizophrenia

Short answer Visual hallucinations in psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are typically not simple transformations of an inanimate lifeless object into another state. They are not a car turning ...
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The differences between sensory distortions and hallucinations

The differences between illusion and hallucinations are quite clear and have been known for over 100 years. For example, hallucinations are when you see things in total darkness or hear things when ...
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Are normal external stimuli still processed by the brain during a hallucination?

Q: Are normal external stimuli still processed by the brain during a hallucination? A: Yes, normal stimuli are still processed during a hallucination, but some of them may be distorted or obliterated....
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Could a failure of condensed inner speech be linked to slowed cognition?

I did not find a study trying to test your idea. I suppose your hypothesis could be tested by comparing the results Varieties of Inner Speech Questionnaire (VISQ) on the expanded/condensed dimension ...
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What type of imagination is responsible for hallucinations?

There are certainly some anecdotal stories that hallucinations (as part of psychosis) occured in highly creative people e.g. van Gogh or in the families of some creative people, such as the story of ...
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Do many people have an "Accompanying Voice" - an equal they converse with?

Most people (including myself) do not hear or speak with inner voices, but it is not unheard of, see Hearing Voices Network. Ego State theory is a theory of multiple personality facets (ego states). ...
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Is it possible to become addicted to sleep deprivation?

Is sleep deprivation addictive? That may not be a correct conclusion based solely on the symptoms of mania that some people experience. While sleep deprivation has been used to treat depression, with ...
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How do auditory and visual hallucinations differ within the brain?

Short answer It is mainly aberrant activity in the higher sensory association areas that is linked to hallucinations. Background Brain imaging studies of hallucinations come in 2 flavors: “state” ...
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How are hallucinations generated, is it related to dreaming?

The short answer is "Yes" - there is a practice of taking conscious control of one's dreams called "Lucid Dreaming". This practice involves a number of techniques used to achieve awareness and control ...
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