Is it considered a hallucination if, logically, you know it can't be real, but it still feels and seems real?
There’s a phrase termed pseudohallucination-
1. Hallucination known by the person experiencing it to be within the mind rather than external.
2. Visual hallucinations with preserved insight. [x]
I personally don’t like this term when discussing hallucinations experienced by someone with psychosis ‘cause “pseudo” means “not genuine, almost, imitation,” and just ‘cause you recognize the fantastical visual hallucination in front of you probably isn’t real or the voices you’re hearing aren’t actually coming from anyone doesn’t take away from the fact that they are hallucinations and they can still be distressing whether or not you’re aware they’re hallucinations. It’s also an ambiguous term, making it confusing, and I don’t see the point of it.
- Mod Alex