A 36-year-old male asked:
please explain why someone with schizophrenia hear voices in their head?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered
33 years experience Family Medicine
Good Question: Wish i had a real good answer. It is part of the illness. They have hallucinations . In this case vocal ones , they hear voices instead of seeing things. Others have visual hallucinations, or even taste or smell hallucinations.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Schizophrenia: One explanation is the Dopamine hypothesis which refers to disturbed & hyperactive dopaminergic signal transduction in the brain, leading to excess dopamine. Another theory is genetic mutations. Another theory is structural changes in grey matter density in frontal & temporal regions of the brain.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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