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please explain why someone with schizophrenia hear voices in their head?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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
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Dr. Alan Ali
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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