International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136--138

Olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia: Does it carry any meaning?


Sujita Kumar Kar, Kabir Garg, Adarsh Tripathi 
 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sujita Kumar Kar
Department of Psychiatry, King George«SQ»s Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India

Olfactory dysfunctions are reported in multiple psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. The patterns of olfactory distortion in schizophrenia include impairments in olfactory perception, olfactory discrimination, olfactory memory, and olfactory perception threshold sensitivity. Olfactory dysfunction is believed to be an early warning sign of schizophrenia and is an important endophenotypic marker. We highlight a case of late onset acute and transient psychotic disorder with olfactory hallucination. Different implications of olfactory hallucinations in a psychotic patient are discussed with a review of the literature.


How to cite this article:
Kar SK, Garg K, Tripathi A. Olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia: Does it carry any meaning?.Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2016;6:136-138


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Kar SK, Garg K, Tripathi A. Olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia: Does it carry any meaning?. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 17 ];6:136-138
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