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Did I just have an auditory hallucination? How can I tell?

Did I just have an auditory hallucination? How can I tell?

Reality testing: People who hallucinate experience what might appear to be sensory input when no source of the input is present. The process of reality testing allows people to act like scientists to determine whether there is an objective source of the input or whether the apparent perception is self-generated. Examining sounds further might include comparing different sounds or asking others what they hear. ...Read more

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Auditory Hallucination (Definition)

In general, a hallucination is a perceptual experience in the absence of external stimuli. Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modality including auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory. Auditory hallucinations refer to the experience of "hearing" something in the absence ...Read more


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How to tell if I have tactile hallucinations?

How to tell if I have tactile hallucinations?

T. Haluc.: Tactile hallucination is the false perception of tactile sensory input that creates a hallucinatory sensation of physical contact with an imaginary object.[1] This is caused by the faulty integration of the tactile sensory neural signals generated in the spinal chord & the thalamus & sent to the primary & secondary somatosensory cortex.. Tactile Hallucination caused by cocaine & alcohol. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know if i just had a panic attack?

Can i tell me how i can know if i just had a panic attack?

Panic attack defined: Here are the criteria. Anxietytreatmentclinic.Com/blog/panic-attack-dsm-v-revisions panic attack dsm-v revisions. The diagnostic and statistical manual (dsm) is a tool that list symptoms and criteria that mental health professionals use to diagnose a ... ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know of I have an eating disorder?

Can i tell me how i can know of I have an eating disorder?

Eating Disorder: Eating disorders are usually accompanied by excessive preoccupation with food, either restricting, vomiting or over eating. Ask you doctor for a referral to a qualified mental health professional who specializes in treating eating disorders to get a proper diagnosis. Best. ...Read more

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Am i autistic or just an introvert? How can I tell?

Am i autistic or just an introvert? How can I tell?

Self-diagnosis: Self-diagnosis on this one is not likely to be helpful -- best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for thorough evaluation. If you were autistic at 32, this would likely have impacted your relationships, work, and school and have been noticed before now. Introversion is not really a diagnosis, but more a temperamental style. It means you need some time away from others to replenish yourself. ...Read more

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How can I tell my doctor I think I may have bipolar disorder?

How can I tell my doctor I think I may have bipolar disorder?

The best way: Is to simply speak to your doctor about bipolar and why you are concerned about this diagnosis. He will be able to help you get a referral to a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication if he agrees that you have bipolar. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i was to have a mental disorder would i know it?

Could you tell me if i was to have a mental disorder would i know it?

Not necessarily: You may or may not have insight into the matter. If it caused you pain or suffering or was a change from previous mood/ thinking/ behavior than you may be more likely to be self-aware. ...Read more

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Did I have a stroke or tia, how can I tell?

Did I have a stroke or tia, how can I tell?

Duration: A TIA will last on average about 20-30 minutes, is completely reversible in most circumstances, and is a warning of a future stroke. The stroke itself may leave persistent neurological deficits, such as unilateral paralysis, loss of speech, decreased vision, etc., and the bulk of the problem will last for days, weeks, months, years. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know if i had an asthma attack?

Can i tell me how i can know if i had an asthma attack?

Hard to answer: Asthma attacks include coughing, tightness in the chest and difficult breathing. However, other conditions can also cause these symptoms. The best way is to be checked by a physician. A good history of your attacks and a simple spirometry test can rule out or confirm asthma. Get checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i realized i may have adhd?

Can you tell me what to do if i realized i may have adhd?

Complete Exam: ADHD is very common, and many people who think they have ADHD will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than half of adults with ADHD have a 2nd mental health issue. So you must get an evaluation by someone who is trained & experienced in Adult ADHD, and you must have a thorough and comprehensive evaluation to sort everything out., including other possible medical problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if I have an ear infection?

Can you tell me how I could tell if I have an ear infection?

Examination: An ear infection may cause fullness in the ear, pain or decreased hearing in the ear. There may be a discharge form the ear canal. It may also cause swelling around the lymph nodes in the neck. There may be a fever or referred pain to another part of the head. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have synesthesia?

How can I tell if I have synesthesia?

Hear sound see color: A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can tell if I have an eating disorder?

Can i tell me how i can tell if I have an eating disorder?

Questions... : Are you underweight for your height, but think you are fat? Do you obsess about gaining weight ; think you are fat, although others tell you you are too thin. Have you stopped menstruating? Do you nibble at your food ; throw most of it away? If you are worried, it is probably worth consulting with a therapist who specializes in anorexia. It is hard to treat ; very important to take care of ! ...Read more

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How can I tell my mum that I think I have an impulse control disorder?

How can I tell my mum that I think I have an impulse control disorder?

Candidly: I am assuming that you are a minor (says 47 on question). Be prepared to share the symptoms that you are experiencing. If a minor - ask your parent (s) to arrange for evaluation by a psychologist, your pediatrician or a child psychiatrist Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

How can I tell if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

See psychiatrist: because it is hard if not impossible to diagnose yourself. Many symptoms of schizophrenia are not apparent to the person suffering from schizophrenia. Self-diagnosis may be misleading. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know if I have ADHD or add?

Can i tell me how i can know if I have ADHD or add?

Get evaluation: Speak to your doctor about your concerns. the only difference between ADD and ADHD is the hyperactivity. ...Read more

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I need to know whether i suffer from autism or not. How can I tell?

Why do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. Nowadays most folks think of autism as a continuum with just being shy or scholarly. The criteria are ever-changing (now it's "one person in 50") and the frequency of the diagnosis varies greatly in different jurisdictions depending (some say) on the benefits. Why not enjoy who you are, practice your social skills, and cherish the special things you like doing? ...Read more

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I had an online test and it says i could be bi polar, how can I tell?

I had an online test and it says i could be bi polar, how can I tell?

Consider seeing a: Psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. ...Read more

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How can I tell my teacher that I have an eating disorder?

How can I tell my teacher that I have an eating disorder?

Talk abt eating dis: By clarifying what you expect your teacher's reactions and questions will be. Find a therapist to help with your eating dis and with disclosing it. If you need information for your teacher, find internet sites or books that explain eating disorders in a way you like. ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more


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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more