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Could seeing and hearing things come from a lot of stress?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Stress of many types can - such as sleep deprivation, severe threats to life or safety, sudden deaths of family or close friends, loss of major sensory functions (sight hearing or speech).
Major metabolic issues (diabetes, kidney or liver failure) can lead to metabolic toxicity and hallucinations and delusions. A personal or family history of psychosis may be triggered by those same stressors.

In brief: Yes

Stress of many types can - such as sleep deprivation, severe threats to life or safety, sudden deaths of family or close friends, loss of major sensory functions (sight hearing or speech).
Major metabolic issues (diabetes, kidney or liver failure) can lead to metabolic toxicity and hallucinations and delusions. A personal or family history of psychosis may be triggered by those same stressors.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
A person suffering from an illness like Schizophrenia, my have an exacerbation of symptoms such as Psychosis when exposed to excessive stress. If you have problems with hallucinations, it would be best if you were under the regular care of a Psychiatrist. Good luck to you.
Dr. Ely Pelta
Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

The question is too broad but stress can provoke psychosis in predisposed individuals.

In brief: Possibly

The question is too broad but stress can provoke psychosis in predisposed individuals.
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