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A 22-year-old female asked:

While i was reading , i started hearing loud screaming voices in my head .what could this be? i only had two hours of sleep last night.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Sleep deprivation: can cause unusual symptoms including hallucinations. On the other hand, hearing voices in your head on a daily basis is a serious condition that requires medical attention particularly if the voices are telling you to hurt yourself or someone else. Seek medical attention promptly if this happens. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Since the voice is inside your head it may be that you have an active imagination and this is your way of trying to deal with issues. First have a physical examination by a Doctor to know if you have an illness. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy and a Psychiatrist for medication.
Last updated Sep 2, 2021

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