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I can't find anything on how common this is, so I thought I'd see if anyone here experiences it. I don't hallucinate at all. I have some visual distortions but that's it. Nothing auditory. I do however have very prominent delusions when my psychosis is present. So how many people only have delusions?

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My psychosis is characterized by minor visual hallucinations and distortions and quite significant paranoia and delusions, with only very rare and quite minor auditory, tactile, and olfactory hallucinations. I have never, ever heard voices, with except in one instance my auditory hallucinations being limited to minor noises and hearing things like the sound my phone makes when it receives a text.

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I used to be delusional with hearing voices.  After dealing with that for years, the voices went away ... and I still am delusional at times (without them).  It usually goes along with paranoia for me.  I think the people upstairs have cameras in my apartment, can hear everything I am doing (could be true, but probably not).  Also that my landlord is out to get me (for whatever the reason, I'm not sure of that yet).  And once in awhile I think I can cure things by thinking it ... it doesn't happen right away, but sometime after the person has healed, including animals.  Although I don't think about that as much now.  Also when the phone rings and I know I don't know the person on caller ID, I take less than one second to pick-up then hang-up the phone.  I get so many calls from so many places in the US and out of the US that I think it is someone (one specific person who used to stalk me years ago) trying to "scare" me.  It doesn't always scare me, but I do get the anxiety every time the phone rings.

I'm sure there are other things I am not thinking about right now, but those were the first that popped into my head.

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I don't hear voices but I hear sounds that get louder and louder. When I was working, I worked in hospitals. I would hear codes being called and they would be in rooms closer and closer to my office. I have also believed that my office phone would send random letters and numbers were trying to tell me something.

usually I just get paranoid that the govt is waiting at the end of the road and I put tinfoil on my windows so they can't see inside my house.

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I certainly have had delusions without having any hallucinations, but hallucinations definitely predominate, usually without any related delusion (unless command hallucinations count). Most of my delusions haven't been problematic, but one time they totally fucked up my life. I did not start having hallucinations until my 30s, but the delusions started much earlier. 

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My delusions are much more prominent (and dangerous) than my hallucinations. I've had it both ways. Right now I'm having some paranoia associated with auditory hallucinations/illusions. But in the past I've had full-on delusions with just minor sensory misperceptions (lights being too bright, sounds too loud, stuff like that).

Elyn Saks has written about her schizophrenia, and she has almost exclusively delusions, not hallucinations. The Center Cannot Hold... Great book, I'd recommend it.

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