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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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

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

Psychiatrist

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

Psychiatrist

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

Psychologist Counsellor

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 »

I am having suicidal thoughts and nervous breakdown. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was injured at work before four years and till date I have not received any treatment. In the course of trying to get medical help, I have been suffering with severe pain and have been on strong pain medication for over three years. I also had two surgeries earlier for disc herniation. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern Please try to accept that depression is an illness like any other medical illness. In depression a lot of individuals develop paranoid ideation and even delusions. Sometimes, these paranoid ideas, develop against close family members or f...  Read Full »

Will lower dose of Xanax help in stopping the hallucination effect of higher dose?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on 0.5 mg Xanax for one month. As per my psychiatrist, I went cold turkey from the dose. After eight days I started having mild hallucinations such as a knock on the door, smells, and visual disturbances. I went back to 0.25 mg (on day 10). Will the hallucinations stop if I cont...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern related to Xanax (Alprazolam). Usually, Xanax has a half-life of around 12 hours and is fully eliminated from the body in about four days. You may be well aware that Xanax is a habit-forming drug and is meant to be taken only for a sho...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and suffocated. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel low all the time. I do not like to do any work, neither do I feel like eating. I feel like something inside me is being broken or cramped. I feel like crying out loud. While listening to songs, my eyes get filled with tears, and I start crying. I feel suffocated. Long back, when I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehmet Akif Camkurt

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you are describing are consistent with depression and anxiety. As you stated this is the second episode, it alerts us that you have recurrent depressive episodes which are a predictor for further ones. Depression usually lasts about three to six month...  Read Full »

My symptoms are likely to be schizophrenia. Kindly tell about the symptoms of it.

Query: Hello doctor,I want to ask about the symptoms of schizophrenia. From the information I have seen before, it seems like I may have either developed it at a very young age, or I may have been born with it. I still want to have a professional point of view on it, though, because I only made this conclu...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of schizophrenia are, 1) Hallucinations are hearing voices when there is no one around. 2) False beliefs which one believes to be true despite proof against it. 3) Illogical thinking and speech. 4) Catatonic symptoms like sitting at one place or assu...  Read Full »

Why do I keep stumbling over words nowadays?

Query: Hello doctor, In general, I am in good health and a functional, if not happy, person. Recently, I have undergone emotional stress and strain which has brought on symptoms similar to ones I have had under similar circumstances in the past. This time, however, it is a lot worse. In the past, I have te...  Read Full »


Dr. Gayatri Saraf

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you making an effort to write in and seek help. It is not easy to go through something like this, especially when you know that it is not true. You seem to have had brief psychotic symptoms which can sometimes be brought on by severe stress. Based on the s...  Read Full »

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