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I want help to cope with living with hallucinations?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
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In brief: Hallucinations

Its best to find out the accurate diagnosis and if necessary get multiple opinions as it will be a life changing event.
Atypical antipsychotics are usually the first line of treatment in hallucinations but please clarify the cause and treat the cause for example if drug induced, medication induced etc.

In brief: Hallucinations

Its best to find out the accurate diagnosis and if necessary get multiple opinions as it will be a life changing event.
Atypical antipsychotics are usually the first line of treatment in hallucinations but please clarify the cause and treat the cause for example if drug induced, medication induced etc.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry

In brief: Psychotherapy

Some people listen to music through a headset to drown out voices.
Visual hallucinations are obviously more difficult to deal with. Seek help from a therapist who understands how to help people in your situation. A therapist may assist you in sorting out what is real and what is hallucinated. If you can converse with voices in your head, you may need to see a therapist who deals with dissociation.

In brief: Psychotherapy

Some people listen to music through a headset to drown out voices.
Visual hallucinations are obviously more difficult to deal with. Seek help from a therapist who understands how to help people in your situation. A therapist may assist you in sorting out what is real and what is hallucinated. If you can converse with voices in your head, you may need to see a therapist who deals with dissociation.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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1 comment
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Hopefully this person has also had a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and the cause of hallucinations understood. Sometimes even antipsychotics do not completely stop hallucinations, and the ideas you offer can be very helpful.
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