Synesthesia

Below you will find more information about Synesthesia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Synesthesia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Synesthesia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Synesthesia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (like hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight.

Diagnosis

Although there is no officially established method of diagnosing synesthesia, some guidelines have been developed, though not everyone agrees on these standards.

Symptoms and Signs

The most common form of synesthesia, colored letters and numbers, occurs when someone always sees a certain color in response to a certain letter of the alphabet or number. For example, a synesthete (a person with synesthesia) might see the word "table" as mint green or the number "4" as dark blue. There are also those who hear sounds in response to smell, who smell in response to touch, or who feel something in response to sight. There are a few people who possess synesthesia involving three or even more senses, but this is extremely rare.

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