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Hearing Voices (Overview)

"hearing voices" in the absence of actual people talking is referred to as an auditory hallucination. There is a large number of potential medical and/or psychological causes for such an experience. In some cases such as during transition from awake to sleeping (or vice versa), this can occur which, in the absence of contributory medical/psychological causes, is normal.


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What causes people to start hearing voices? Stroke? Tia? Dementia?

What causes people to start hearing voices? Stroke? Tia? Dementia?

Stroke and dementia: Can cause voices, but by definition, transient ischemic attacks resolve with no sequelae. ...Read more

Hearing Voices (Overview)

"hearing voices" in the absence of actual people talking is referred to as an auditory hallucination. There is a large number of potential medical and/or psychological causes for such an experience. In some cases such as during transition from awake to sleeping (or vice versa), this can occur which, in the absence of contributory medical/psychological causes, is normal.


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Could hearing voices necessarily mean you're a psychopath?

Could hearing voices necessarily mean you're a psychopath?

Hearing voices: Is typically associated w/schizophrenia rather than sociopathy (formerly called psychopathy). One does not equate w/the other but it is remotely possible that someone can be both. ...Read more

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I keep hearing voices/screaming and knocking & banging even tho no1 else can. It happens everyday. Am I going mad?

I keep hearing voices/screaming and knocking & banging even tho no1 else can. It happens everyday. Am I going mad?

Hallucination?: Can happen with substance use, neurological condition and mental health condition. U need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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What drugs can help with hearing voices?

Hearing voices: Please see a psychiatrist on this one. Hearing voices is not a normal situation. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

Beautiful mind: Watch the movie beautiful mind, if voices are friendly and tell you good things listen if they are negative learn how to tune them out. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

How do you cope with hearing voices?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be telling you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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What drugs can help with hearing voices?

Hearing voices: Please see a psychiatrist on this one. Hearing voices is not a normal situation. ...Read more

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I am hearing voices could it be a dissoder?

I am hearing voices could it be a dissoder?

Many possibilities: See your family doctor asap. If the voices are telling you to hurt yourself or someone else, go to the er now. See a psychiatrist recommended by your family doc. This is very treatable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm hearing voices that are not there?

What to do if I'm hearing voices that are not there?

Seek psychiatric: Evaluation. This can be a medical or a psychiatric symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hearing voices?

What is the definition or description of: hearing voices?

See below: "hearing voices" in the absence of actual people talking is referred to as an auditory hallucination. There is a large number of potential medical and/or psychological causes for such an experience. In some cases such as during transition from awake to sleeping (or vice versa), this can occur which, in the absence of contributory medical/psychological causes, is normal. ...Read more

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What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

Yes, see your doctor: It is recommended that you see your doctor for further assistance with this kind of symptom. There can be a number of causes and if it just began at age 39 the likelihood of this being first onset psychotic disorder is low. Other causes can be medical illness, sleep deprivation, medications, metabolic problems and so on. ...Read more

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How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be "telling" you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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How do you cope with elder hearing voices? Tell them yes or that they are imaginning?

Indulge them: It is easier to indulge - if they can understand redirect x3 by telling them the truth. ...Read more

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When assesed by dr today for hearing voices, was asked what side I hear them. I said right side. Why did they ask, what does it mean?

When assesed by dr today for hearing voices, was asked what side I hear them. I said right side. Why did they ask, what does it mean?

I think that is a: Way to help determine if you are hearing the voices externally through one or both ears, versus hearing voices that come from inside your head. It just helps to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What to do if hallucinations and hearing voices?

What to do if hallucinations and hearing voices?

OSU: Call the OSU Medical Center and make an appointment in their psychiatric clinic. If you are doing poorly then please present to their emergency department and they can order a psychiatric consult. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm hearing voices and seeing things?

Organic-functional: If you are seeing things & hearing voices, this could be caused by a number of conditions, psychosis due to drugs, schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, alll serious & require that you obtain the evaluation of a psychiatrist. This specialist has a medical background and can consider possible medical & neuropsych. Causes for these problems. Symptoms indicating a psych. Dx. may require meds. ...Read more

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What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

See below: Welcome
the elderly are very challenging
often live alone or in nursing home
dementia memory loss common.
With significant dementia or move or disruption of there lives they may be very introverted and imagine things people support them help them confort them. ...Read more

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How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be telling you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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How does one deal with hearing voices inside one's head?

How does one deal with hearing voices inside one's head?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be "telling" you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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Could hearing voices necessarily mean you're a psychopath?

Hearing voices: Is typically associated w/schizophrenia rather than sociopathy (formerly called psychopathy). One does not equate w/the other but it is remotely possible that someone can be both. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm hearing voices and seeing things?

Have this medically: Evaluated. Visual ; auditory hallucination can occur as one is moving from being awake to being asleep and from being asleep to waking up (hypnagogic and hypnapompic hallucinations). But if you hallucinations are not related to sleep - that could be more serious. Take care. ...Read more

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How does one go about making themselves stop hearing voices and seeing shadows?

How does one go about making themselves stop hearing voices and seeing shadows?

Hearing Voices: This can be a sign of some serious diseases. Please make an appointment to see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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In what ways can you tell the difference between hearing voices and intrusive thoughts?

Good question: Intrusive thoughts are unwelcome, usually upsetting thoughts that one has. They can be there even if you try to suppress them. Auditory Hallucination is actually hearing voices or sounds - from within or outside the head. ...Read more

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I'm hearing voices, seeing things, random and irrational thinking. What sudden event could cause someone to just mentally break?

Psychotic episode: There is not actually a particular event that can precipitate a psychotic break. Would strongly suggest your going to see a mental health professional for further evaluation which will look at family history of mental illness, onset of symptoms, possible medical illnesses, medications/drugs/alcohol. ...Read more

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I need help. I'm hearing voices inside my head. I can stay hours without doing anything. I can't express my emotions at all. And others. What's that?

See a psychiatrist: Voices usually go away with medicine they are a symptom of illness-- don't do what they say if they tell you to do bad things. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of dementia?

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

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I think I am hearing voices. Am I going crazy?

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Hearing voices: You need further evaluation by a psychiatrist before you make assumption. ...Read more

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Could hearing voices always means schizophrenia?

Could hearing voices always means schizophrenia?

No: Auditory hallucinations can occur as a result of many conditioned both psychiatric or not. ...Read more