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Remedies For Auditory Hallucinations
In general, a hallucination is a perceptual experience in the absence of external stimuli. Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modality including auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory. Auditory hallucinations refer to the experience of "hearing" something in the absence ...Read more
Dr. Pamala how should I deal with auditory hallucinations and delusions when i'm depressed and they happen ? They are frightening.
Hallucinations: Hallucinations and delusions can be very frightening, and need to be treated. Some people experience psychotic symptoms like these during depression, and it's important to report them to your psychiatrist so that s/he can adjust your medications to help you. If they're really strong and commanding you to do things, please go to an er. Reaching out to a trusted friend or family member can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extreme paranoia, auditory hallucinations. Molested as child by step father, abandoned by blood father, daughter recently raped. Drugs: More Adderall than prescribed, cannibus, Phenobarbital. She wants help, what type of places should I look into?
Psychiatrist: it sounds like you are talking about someone other than yourself. Excessive stimulants, cannabis, or phenobarbital could be cause of paranoia and hallucinations. Childhood trauma could result in nightmares an/or flashbacks of traumatic events. Psychiatric consultation is definitely indicated. I would be happy to provide email or virtual consultation, but need to discuss with patient directly ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.
Evaluation: It is important to see a psychiatrist in order to clarify what is causing the auditory hallucinations. Such symptoms can occur in many conditions and it is important to make sure the underlying condition is being addressed. Usually, at least in the short term, an antipsychotic medication is utilized, of which there are more than 20 approved in the U.S. Alone. ...Read more
Need evaluation: You don't say much about your situation, but auditory hallucinations can be part of multiple conditions. They need to be evaluated by a physician so you can get help with whatever is happening with you. Please don't ignore this. ...Read more
Brain dysfunction: There are multiple brain regions that show abnormal function including superior temporal cortical regions that encompasses the primary auditory cortex, broca’s area, the basal ganglia, anterior cingulate and the temporoparietal region. You can read this at http://cercor.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/14/1/91.Full. ...Read more
It can mean...: Having frequent hallucinations in a person who is not on medications that might cause that, who is not using illegal drugs that might cause that, and who is not in the elderly-dementia age group, can mean the person is LOW on his or her psychiatric medications. The person can contact the psychiatrist, or the primary care doctor, or go to an Emergency Room for help today. ...Read more
Not always: Many people with early hearing loss will experience auditory hallucinations, and this is not a worrisome process. Of course, many with schizophrenia will exhibit this, and some neurological lesions can cause these (but more often visual), and some medication reactions are associated with this. ...Read more
Hallucinations: Hallucinations are false perceptions. That means-perceiving things that are not really there, but seem very real and vivid to the person experiencing it. Hallucinations may indicate: psychiatric disorder, such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression medical disorder, such as delirium substance abuse disorder mentally healthy people with significant visual loss can have visual hallucinations. ...Read more
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