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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Hearing Voices In Your Head

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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

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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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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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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I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice. When my mind is busy I write them down to think clearer. Is that seen as hearing voices? And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice. When my mind is busy I write them down to think clearer. Is that seen as hearing voices? And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

No.: Auditory hallucinations is the actual process of hearing voices sometimes, commanding you to do things (command hallucinations) or say disparaging comments against you, berating and criticizing or some are voices with ill-defined words and the person who hears them cannot stop or argue with them. Thinking in your head, knowing they are your thoughts, saying them aloud is ok. Read more

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I'm schizophrenic, hearing voices in my head. What is wrong?

I'm schizophrenic, hearing voices in my head. What is wrong?

Hearing voices: Is part of schizophrenia. Meet with a psychiatrist and get on the right medication and the voices will subside so that you can lead a more normal life. It is a serious mental illness and you need to be in therapy. Read more

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Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

If you are hearing: Voices shouting in your head, OCD is not the diagnosis. It could be a sign of a psychosis or possible neurological disorder. Meet with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Read more

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Why am I hearing voices in my mind before sleep?

Why am I hearing voices in my mind before sleep?

It may be: Hypnagogic hallucinations as you are falling asleep or it may simply be your thoughts. Read more

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I have been feeling paronoid recently. I have been hearing voices saying bad things to me in my mind and I feel as if insects are crawling on me.

I have been feeling paronoid recently. I have been hearing voices saying bad things to me in my mind and I feel as if insects are crawling on me.

Psychosis w/ etoh: Psychotic symptoms can be triggered by many drugs, including alcohol, pcp, heroin, amphetamines, and cocaine. Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs can also trigger psychotic reactions. A toxicology screen can rule out drug-induced psychosis. If substance abuse is involved, the physician will determine the drug ithat is the source of the symptoms. Consider psychosis and etoh withdrawal. Read more

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32 old male 3wk of ringing in the ear, now hearing voices, no history of mental health, no alcohol, healthy, only thing detox from methadone, irrigated, help?

32 old male 3wk of ringing in the ear, now hearing voices, no history of mental health, no alcohol, healthy, only thing detox from methadone, irrigated, help?

See a doctor ASAP: Whatever it may be, it "sounds" to me ;-) like something that should be evaluated. But whether it is in your head or in your head, check it out. Could be vascular, neurological, side-effect, even a growth. Could be easy to fix or not, but do check it out. Good luck! Read more

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What helps to stop hearing voices if thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed?

What helps to stop hearing voices if thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed?

Antipsychotics: There are newer medications in the class called atypical antipsychotics that are used for treatment of psychosis with auditory hallucinations. A a psychiatrist - I believe that the newer medications are far superior to the older class of neuroleptics. 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 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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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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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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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