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Can these visions i'm having be lethal? I have had visions/hallucinations/delusions for going on 6 years now started by mild depression at age 11. Throughout time, the visions that I have been getting are inflicting severe internal pain and mild migraines

Can these visions i'm having be lethal? I have had visions/hallucinations/delusions for going on 6 years now started by mild depression at age 11. Throughout time, the visions that I have been getting are inflicting severe internal pain and mild migraines

It : It sound like you must be about age 17. Having visual hallucinations can be serious. You need to see your doctor or your psychiatrist and let them know about each of these symptoms. Seeing visions in and of it's self is not lethal. However, if you have not had a full medical workup to determine the cause, this should be done. If a medical condition is causing these problems it needs to be identified and treated. There are very good medicines to treat delusions, fearfulness, hallucinations and depressed mood. You sound like you have been feeling pretty miserable. I am glad that you are asking this question, because it could mean that you are ready to work on feeling better. I am concerned about your comment "i'm afraid that these visions can cause so much pain that it could be lethal." are the visions upsetting you so much that you are having thoughts of killing yourself? If you are having thoughts about taking your own life, please tell your parents, because you need to get immediate care. You are worth it. ...Read more

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What causes ?Delusions?

What causes ?Delusions?

Delusions: One explanation is excess Dopamine in your brain. Another is analytic theory where thoughts & feelings are projected & experienced as coming from the other person (freud & other analysts). ...Read more

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What are delusions like?

What are delusions like?

Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing that one possesses some great, but unrecognized, talent or insight, jealous (being convinced, with no cause, that his or her partner is unfaithful, and persecutory type (most common and involves a theme or series of themes of being persecuted. ...Read more

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Can delusions be of inferiority?

Can delusions be of inferiority?

Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything. ...Read more

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What can be done for delusions?

What can be done for  delusions?

Can be hard to treat: Anti-psychotic medication (neuroleptics) can decrease delusional thinking over time, although delusions are often more treatment-resistant than other signs of psychosis such as hallucinations. Some clinicians believe certain types of psychotherapy can also decrease delusions, but this is controversial and not accepted by most mental health professionals. Delusions sometimes fade over time, too. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause delusions?

What diseases could cause delusions?

Many: In addition to delusional disorder snd schizophrenia, possibilities include neurodegenerative disorders or other disorders of the central nervous system (such as seizures or tumors), vascular diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, medication effects, substance use and some toxins. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with delusions?

Delusions: Coping with delusions can be difficult, because the person exhibiting them most oftendoes not consider them a problem. After all, they are fixed false beliefs that do not change despite conflicting evidence to the contrary. If you're willing to get treatment, your doctor may recommend certain medications and supportive talk therapy to help you. ...Read more

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Can you give me examples of delusions?

Can you give me examples of delusions?

Delusion : Types can include jealous, grandeur, erotomanic, somatic, paranoid/persecution, religious, referential, control, nihilistic, . ...Read more

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Could I have more than one delusion at a time?

Could I have more than one delusion at a time?

Yes, one can have: more than one delusion at a time. The lack of clarity between objective reality and our version of it can invade our attitude toward life. Try to check out the facts and not be overly opinionated. Trusted friends and a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wondering what kind of delusions make me weird?

Speak to someone you: Can trust or a doctor. Although some delusions are seemly more bizarre than the others, a doctor's goal is to understand your experience within those delusions, rather than judging whether they make you "weird" or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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