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hallucination and a delusion

What is the difference between a hallucination and a delusion and could you give a couple examples of each?

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1. What is the difference between a hallucination and a delusion and give two (2) examples of each? Support your answers with citations.

HALLUCINATIONS

Hallucination has been defined as the "perception of a nonexistent object or event" and "sensory experiences that are not caused by stimulation of the relevant sensory organs." (bipolar.about.com/cs/faqs/f/faq_hallucinate.htm) In other words, hallucinations may be a sensory experience where the person sees, hears, smells, tastes, or feels something that is not there.

Examples of hallucinations include:

? An auditory hallucination is an hallucination involving the sense of hearing. I.e. hear7ding voices telling ...

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This post correlates a hallucination and a delusion. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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