Doctor insights on:
Hearing Demonic Voices
Acronym "BPD": Acronyms can be confusing, as people might use "bpd" to indicate either borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. I'll answer about borderline pd -- which can indeed periodically experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, paranoia, and delusions. Hallucinations can arise in the context of intense pain such as abandonment depression -- but aren't usually sustained over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing is 100%: Auditory hallucinations are a possible symptom of schizophrenia, but there are people diagnosed with that condition who do not hear voices and it is possible to hear voices and not be schizophrenic. The content of the messages is very important. If it's not troubling, that's good. Certain brain trauma or neurological disorders can cause similar symptoms. A neuropsychologist can dx. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends...: The quality and quantity of the voices determine if there is a psychiatric disorder, although hearing voices does usually mean a psychotic process is extant. But, extreme manic states, drug-induced states and genuine psychic abilities also produce "voices." This one calls for a professional evaluation by either a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more
Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then. ...Read more
I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?
My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more
No: There are several different types of schizophrenia. Some individuals may have hallucinations while others may have paranoid delusions (i.e. The fbi is following them). Another type involves thought disorganization in which one's speech and behavior are difficult to understand. This link provides information on all the different types: http://www.Webmd.Com/schizophrenia/guide/schizophrenia-symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had command auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations.CAH cause me harm. What are peduncular hallucinations?
Hallucinations: You should have your doctor refer you Tova Psychologist. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not neccessarily: Hearing voices or auditory hallucinations can be a sign of many ailments(psychotic depression, bipolar, schizophrenia); medical-- brain tumors, epilepsy or any other seizure disorders, brain tumors, deliriums, strokes, and dementia. If hearing voices is a new and unexpected sx, please seek help immediately. ...Read more
Can you tell me are clairvoyance = visual hallucinations and clairaudience = auditory hallucinations?
Hallucinations: Yes, clairvoyance may be visual hallucinations and clairaudience may be auditory hallucinations. Some individuals who happen to be excellent hypnotic subjects are able to experience auditory and visual hallucinations. So autosuggestion can produce the same phenomena. Scientific studies have failed to validate esp. However, that does not prove it doesn't exist. Just no scientific evidence for it. ...Read more
Stroke and dementia: Can cause voices, but by definition, transient ischemic attacks resolve with no sequelae. ...Read more
Hallucinations vs th: They are quite different. Ocd thoughts are recognized as your own thoughts and usually are repetitve. In contrast, the person experiencing auditory hallucinations perceives the hall. As external. Similiar to to listening to someone else. Although the theme of these voices can be consistent, they generally do not cintinually repeat themselves. Ocd thoughts are typically in your own voive; whereas, . ...Read more
Terminology?: There is no such term as "auditory aphasia." receptive aphasia means the inability to understand speech despite normal hearing. Auditory agnosia, a much rarer condition, means the inability to identify sounds conceptually despite normal hearing, e.g., inability to identify a sound as a cough. Amusia refers to cognitive deficits specifically involving music, especially pitch discrimination. ...Read more