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A 18-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old female:

if they get really stressed out, or very depressed, they see and hear people that don't actually exist. what's wrong with her?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See below: It doesn't matter if you are referring to yourself or someone else, the person should seek help as soon as possible. See a trained mental health specialist. Sometimes sleep disturbance and drug intoxication can cause hallucinations. The symptoms may improve w/ treatment of the depression. A sleep study may be helpful & drug rehab may also be needed if alcohol use affects other areas of life.
Dr. Dov Finman
Adolescent Medicine 10 years experience
Depression: sometimes leads to hallucinations that can remit when the depression lifts.

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