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Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis or dementia?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Auditory hallucination or hearing voices is a sign of psychosis that accompany mental illness, e.
g. Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar. A person might have a psychotic reaction to some of the medication as well. Dementia might be accompanied by psychosis. If this is a new sx, or if you've already experienced that, but this sx is bothersome, please see your doctor asap.

In brief: See below

Auditory hallucination or hearing voices is a sign of psychosis that accompany mental illness, e.
g. Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar. A person might have a psychotic reaction to some of the medication as well. Dementia might be accompanied by psychosis. If this is a new sx, or if you've already experienced that, but this sx is bothersome, please see your doctor asap.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are cases of auditory and olfactory hallucinosis related to neurological malignancies. Agree with Dr. Fox, see a doctor.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It could be either.

Hearing voices is a symptom of psychosis, which can occur in depression, dementia, bipolar disorder or even fever.

In brief: It could be either.

Hearing voices is a symptom of psychosis, which can occur in depression, dementia, bipolar disorder or even fever.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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