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Is hearing voices a sure sign of schizophrenia or some kind of psychotic disorder?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not Sure, Just Maybe
One often associates auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia, but not all schizophrenics experience auditory hallucinations.
They can also occur with mood disorders but usually to a lesser degree. Auditory hallucinations have also been known to manifest as a result of intense stress, sleep deprivation, drug use, and errors in development of proper psychological processes.

In brief: Not Sure, Just Maybe
One often associates auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia, but not all schizophrenics experience auditory hallucinations.
They can also occur with mood disorders but usually to a lesser degree. Auditory hallucinations have also been known to manifest as a result of intense stress, sleep deprivation, drug use, and errors in development of proper psychological processes.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
The neurologist oliver saks has a great new book out "hallucination" in which he describes the many sources of things like hearing voices.
If you are not part of a cultural group where hearing voices is normal and are hearing voices it is a good idea, however, to see a psychiatrist to figure out what is going on.

In brief: No
The neurologist oliver saks has a great new book out "hallucination" in which he describes the many sources of things like hearing voices.
If you are not part of a cultural group where hearing voices is normal and are hearing voices it is a good idea, however, to see a psychiatrist to figure out what is going on.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
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