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Olfactory Hallucination

Smelling something that isn’t present in the surrounding environment. Also known as phantosmia. Can be caused by seizures, brain injury, or psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia.

Example: The patient complains of an intensely foul odor, which nobody else in the room can detect. A few minutes later, the patient has a seizure.

Olfactory Hallucination
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Olfactory Hallucination. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2020, from