Delusions And Hallucinations

Delusions and hallucinations occur due to psychiatric illness. Delusions are referred to as false beliefs that the affected person thinks the beliefs as real ones. Hallucinations are based on the senses, such as hearing, seeing, smelling, or feeling things that are not really present. It can be seen in cases of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, sleep disorder, and brain lesions. It is treated by taking medications and psychological treatment.

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What to do for the sharp stabbing headaches that get worse after exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, who weighs 140 lbs and I am 5.7 feet tall. I get sharp stabbing headaches, which get worse after exercise. I also feel a less intense pressure throughout my head. I have this problem from the past four years, and they are getting worse. When I am stressed, I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Rares Chinezu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The signs you described are non-specific but should be checked. Especially, if headaches are followed with vomiting, you had multiple prescription glasses changed rapidly, loss of smell, and have trouble expressing verbally. There are quite a ...  Read Full »

My grandmother suffers from hallucinations. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandma is now 73 years old. She is suffering from hallucination. She sees my grandpa who expired 5 years back. We had consulted a doctor, but he gave only pills. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. The causes of hallucination at age of 73 ranges from functional disorders to organic disorders. The most common causes are: Dementia disorders. Delirium. Late onset psychosis. Dissociative disorders. Depression. Many others. Before she can be helped by ...  Read Full »

I can see some shadows near my bed at night. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.68 m and weight is 82 kg. I see things that other people do not see. Always at night, I see shadows at the end of my bed as someone noticing me. When I look at the shadow, either it will disappear or just walk away. I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that either you are experiencing visual hallucinations or excessive visual imagery. The first one is never normal and can indicate serious illness related to your mind as well as th...  Read Full »

Will there be hospital delirium after surgery in patients who had dementia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about drug interaction for my father. He is experiencing hospital delirium after surgery. My concern is he has been taking Cymbalta, Gabapentin, and Tramadol, as well as numerous other medications. I have read about serotonin syndrome as well as other interactions. He has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and saw the attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). First of all, I like to inform you that serotonin syndrome occurs on the addition of new medication or increasing the dose of a serotonergic medicine. Since he was fine on...  Read Full »

How to help a cannabis addict?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient who is Chars(hashish) addict and suffering from severe anger, aggressiveness is thinking that his mother and sister are against him. Doctor suggested a capsule Co-Depricap (olanzapine-fluoxetine) for him to take once every night. But the patient is not cooperating. He took medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are symptoms of acute psychosis, which leads to suspiciousness, hallucinations, and delusions. It happens due to a chemical imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Levels of dopamine are usually increased, and medicines will help reduce the level a...  Read Full »

What causes an increase in hallucinations in older adults?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 80 years old. Her hallucination has got increased with time in these past few years. I took her to the doctor. She examined her and told me that she is perfectly healthy in all bodily aspects. She had a mild kidney infection two times and treated it. Her hallucination s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dementia with hallucinations occurs commonly in old age people. Intermittent episodes of delirium increase the future risk of having dementia. Commonly infections, electrolyte imbalance, hormonal imbalance, and drugs or recent surgery causes delirium. Dementia can also ...  Read Full »

Why is my mother, restless, has hallucinations, and a small bump on her head?

Query: Hello doctor, This is on behalf of my mother, aged 82. She does not have sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and takes food normally. Four years ago, she underwent a major surgery sleeve resection for gist in the stomach. The operation was a success, and the tumor was removed. The postoperative path...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi M Soni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your explanation of the symptoms, it is more like delirium due to some underlying pathology. She is 82 years old, so already, her memory has been weakened due to ageing. I do not know about her cognition and memory. Is she is able to identify and recognize ...  Read Full »

My mother-in-law hallucinates after taking osteoporosis medication. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My 75-year-old mother in law suffers from severe osteoporosis. Last year, she started to have motility problems. It got resolved after taking a combination of drugs and physiotherapy. But now, she is having symptoms of irritability, crying without any reason, feeling dejected, crushing a...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the concern. According to the details given, your mother in law has symptoms of depression due to various stress factors. I recommend having a psychiatrist consultation in person or a video consultation so that a detailed evaluation can be done and medicati...  Read Full »

Can grief cause hallucinations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very concerned about my 75-year-old mother. It has been two years since my father passed away. She told me the other day that she sees him at night. I told her she has to be dreaming, and it may seem real, but it is not. Also, sometimes she may look at an object and sees somethin...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood what your mother has been going through, and I am here to help. Does she tell that she can clearly see her husband as she saw him when he was alive, or does she misinterpret something as her husband? Does she talk to herself or imagine talking to her husban...  Read Full »

I hear several voices and get paranoid thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18 year old female. In the past year, I had been hearing several voices telling me to do certain things. Sometimes, I hear things that are not really present. Often, I feel like I am observing my own life as an outsider and this has been happening for two years. I also have trouble...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you have been facing a disturbed state of mind. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indication of a psychotic phenomenon called as hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as pers...  Read Full »

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