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My 8y/o son wakes up in the middle of night telling me he cannot sleep because he keeps hearing voices. he also self talks a lot longer and more frequent recently. is this just a normal developmental stage or should i call his pediatrician about it?

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Dr. Michael Perez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It sounds important enough, causing distress and insomnia.

Answered Jan 11, 2015

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Dr. Nabila Babar answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

These could be signs of early schizophrenia

Answered Jan 11, 2015

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

his pediatrician for referral to a child psychiatrist & a child psychologist for evaluation & treatment. DO NOT question him; let mental health professionals differentiate obsessions from hallucinations & anxiety from psychosis. Take in a written history of onset, frequency & duration of his symptoms, relation to your Colo-rectal cancer surgery & a 3- generation family mental health history.

Answered May 1, 2016

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Dr. Beverly Dexter answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Is there a possibility that your child experienced some trauma? Not necessarily abuse, but if the symptoms started in a short period of time, something may have happened. I wouldn't assume anything but if you take your son to a Psychologist expert in treating children, they can do a complete assessment and see if both therapy and possibly medication may help. Recommend no delay, the sooner the bet

Answered Jul 15, 2015

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