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Do Adults With Fever Get Hallucinations Or Delusions
When is it time for inpatient psych stay? Hearing voices, having delusions & command hallucinations trying to get u to do something bad to the body?
I have been sick for 3 days-low grade fever, fatigue, body aches, inability to sleep due to anxiety and delusions, fatigue, body aches, sore throat?
? Influenza: Although this is an unusual time of year to to have influenza, or a flu-like viral infection, this is possible. What is of concern are the anxiety, delusions and insomnia. You are in an area of the U.S. In which lyme disease is prevalent. Strongly suggest you see your doctor and get diagnosed one way or another. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Reality check: Delusions & hallucinations are considered "psychotic" symptoms. They represent impaired contact with reality. One way to check on your contact with reality is to take actions to be objective. This means that you could evaluate your beliefs and confirm your perceptions by asking trusted others if they agree with you. If your beliefs and perceptions are clearly false they'll say so. Get consensus. ...Read more
Not usually: Stroke in the back of the brain can present with visual hallucinations or even blindness. However, most stroke patients (88% in one study) present with asymmetric facial weakness, arm weakness and or speech difficulty. Delusions and hallucinations are clearly not normal - see a primary care provider as soon as possible to find out what is causing these symptoms. ...Read more
Tegretol: I would be reluctant to attribute these symptoms to tegretol and would be concerned about psychiatric disorders or organic brain pathology. Your pharmacist can inform you about tegretol's side effect profile. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate these symptoms and referral to a psychiatrist can be made if deemed advisable. If behavioral or cognitive issues dominate, psychiatric problems lik ...Read more
Visual: Agree. Can also be indicative of organic factors such as brain lesions or induced by substances such as medications or street drugs. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible, especially early on, to have hallucinations without delusions. ...Read more
Can you have schizophrenia without any visual hallucinations? I have delusions, but no hallucinations.
Yes: You can have schizophrenia without hallucinations AND you can have hallucinations or delusions without schizophrenia. That you are asking this question suggests you may not have schizophrenia. Schizophrenic delusions are felt by the person experiencing them to be fact not delusion. ...Read more
Could be one of several psychotic disorder but most likely schizophrenia - unless you are actively abusing drugs. What you are describing is a psychiatric emergency and you should be evaluated as soon as possible.
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Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as symptoms you describe is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
I 'm having hallucinations and delusions recently both vision and hearing. But the point is I know I'm having them after the incidents. Am I crazy?
See a doctor: You should see a medical doctor first, and you may also need a psychiatrist. Start with a regular doc, to make sure that you don't have a medical issue that is causing this. ...Read more
How can delusions, and hallucinations suddenly disappear, and the person become completely normal? Is this epilepsy
Possible, get checked:
If you have been clearly diagnoses as having some form of epilepsy do you have other diagnoses? Also the two medications listed
lower the seizure threshold making thus making it easier for a person with a seizure problem to suddenly and episodically have
seizures. Seizures can be auditory, visual, tactile, grand mal, petite mal
partial complex etc. Wedmd might be a good source for more clarification. ...Read more
A question was posed, about thyroid levels possibly causing hallucinations and or delusions. Where can I find more info on that?
Thyroid storm: An extreme form of hyperthyroidism called "thyroid storm" can be associated with hallucinations and delusions. People with this are extremely sick, with many manifestations of extreme hyperthyroidism including fever, very high heart rate and blood pressure, agitation, weight loss. It is very rare. ...Read more
Illusions are simple: Perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the illusion disappears. Delusions are fixed patterns of thought that do not respond to reality. Hallucinations are psychotic manifestations that have little to do with reality. The latter two are usually brought on by drugs or mental illness. ...Read more
A hallucination is a perception (seeing, hearing, feeling, even smelling) of something that is not actually present.
A delusion is a belief in something that is not true despite being presented with logically undeniable evidence to the contrary. However, a belief that is very commonly held in a given culture is not considered to be a delusion even if it otherwise meets the definition. ...Read more
Examples: 1. Watching a tv show but tv is off = hallucination. 2. Watching a tv show and believing it is about you when it is not = delusion. 3. Watching tv and incorrectly believing that a character on the show is a relative = illusion. ...Read more
Delusions and hallucinations means psychosis. And yes it often is. Let me reassure you, its a treatable illness and stability in right hands rather an easy job, provided you do your part and your md, his.
Gain insight, more you will know, easy it becomes. This illness gives ample warnings of its arrival which you will ignore. Pay attention, and get hold of your md
see, , how easy it is! ...Read more
See a professional: The diagnosis requires at least one of the following symptoms to be present for a significant time: delusions, hallucinations, and/or disorganized (e.g., incoherent). Speech. So technically, the diagnosis could be made if there is disorganized speech but not delusions/hallucinations. Something is obviously bothering you. See a m.H. Professional for an examination and real answers. ...Read more
What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?
Good treatment: It's unusual for someone experiencing these symptoms without treatment to be high functioning, but it does happen for short periods. The movie "a beautiful mind" gives a good depiction. Elyn saks wrote "the center cannot hold" about the struggles of living with schizophrenia and trying to stay high functioning. In all cases getting treatment is key to living life to it's full potential. ...Read more
Is it normal for schizo-affective disorder patients to have hallucination and delusion symptoms every day?
Yes: In the more extreme cases of schizoaffective disorder, if the patient is not medicated and not going to therapy, yes, hallucinations and delusions can occur daily. ...Read more
Dr. Pamala how should I deal with auditory hallucinations and delusions when I'm depressed and they happen? They are frightening.
Hallucinations: Hallucinations and delusions can be very frightening, and need to be treated. Some people experience psychotic symptoms like these during depression, and it's important to report them to your psychiatrist so that s/he can adjust your medications to help you. If they're really strong and commanding you to do things, please go to an er. Reaching out to a trusted friend or family member can help too. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop side effects of delusions and hallucinations a long time (years) after starting a psychotropic like clonazepam?
Hmmm. . . .: Hallucinations are a rare but possible side effect of clonazepam. More often, withdrawal from it causes this. Results depend on the dose, and what other substances a person might be using. It's not uncommon for someone with an ongoing psychotic disorder to be prescribed Clonazepam for sleep, etc -- along with antipsychotic meds. Your info shows you're also on multiple antipsychotics + depakote. ...Read more
Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?
Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizophrenia may be present. But, this might be the case only if there is significant disturbance in important areas of functioning in day-to-day life (e.g., work, school, relationships, self-care). A professional evaluation can help clarify this. ...Read more
Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?
What part of the brain is affected if visual and auditory hallucinations and delusions appear in an elderly person?
If part of psychosis: That is a symptom of dementia due to alzheimer's disease or many small brain infarctions (multi-infarct dementia), there exists death of brain cells in many areas of the brain, but areas where cells are replaced by 'amyloid plaques and tangles' are usually concentrated in an area of the brain called the hippocampus. Once judgment, behavior, psychosis, hallucinations occur, it has spread to cortex. ...Read more
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