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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

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

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Hearing Voices (Definition)

"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 ...Read more


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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?

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?

What you are: describing is likely to meet most provider's criteria for admission. It is also likely to meet the criteria set by an insurance company. Please get help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

I am experiencing  hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

Mood swings: and the other symptoms you mention indicate the need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and support. You can start w/your family doctor if you are not sure where to go. He/she can refer you. If medication is offered that's ok but please get real therapy, learn strategies to help w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is medication need for infrequent (eg. Occuring few times a week) psychosis symtoms? Like hearing voices and delusions. Is therapy enough?

Is medication need for infrequent (eg. Occuring few times a week) psychosis symtoms? Like hearing voices and delusions. Is therapy enough?

Judgment call: This is a decision that you make after consulting with your mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist). Sometimes people will believe that they have hallucinations or delusions, when a professional might explain these symptoms differently (e.g., illusions or irrational beliefs). If the symptoms are significantly interfering with functioning medication begins to look more favorable. ...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 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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I keep hearing voices and seeing things when i try to sleep. What could be wrong?

I keep hearing voices and seeing things when i try to sleep. What could be wrong?

See a doctor soon: It could range from the development of a psychiatric illness (like bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia), to a drug side effect, to neurological conditions that cause daytime "dreams, " which are often just when falling asleep or just after waking up - hypnogogic or hypnopompic hallucinations. A neurologist or psychiatrist can assess you, or start with your pcp. ...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?

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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Hallucinations (Definition)

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