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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My daughter has hallucinations since past two weeks. How to overcome this situation? Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a bad relationship along with hallucinations. This has been happening for the past two weeks since she moved here with me. It only happened when she lived with her boyfriend, but now it has started here. She says she can hear people talking and thinks I am conspiring ag... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for your query.I understand your concern. Your daughter represents some psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions—substance abuse like Methamphetamine and cannabis. Cannabis can cause psychosis. The condition will improve if it is just a substance-... Read Full »
Is it fine to get visual hallucinations after taking Mirtazapine?
Query: Hello doctor, I am on Mirtazapine for the past four months, treating episodical depression and panic attacks. Overall it was going good but yesterday I have experienced visual hallucinations for the first time. I will see my doctor in half a month only. Should I be worried? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. Visual hallucinations are due to organic brain lesion (epilepsy) or any substance abuse (alcohol or recreational drug). If it is just once in while then it is not problematic but if it is an increase in the frequency and distur... Read Full »
When my brother drinks, someone else takes control of him and he sounds dangerous. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother told me that when he drinks, another person takes control of him. I was scared and advised him to seek assistance, but he became irate and refused to talk to me about it anymore. But the other man, I guess the other personality who spoke to me in spanish and really scared me. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, It is very difficult to advise anything until we need the proper history of the patient and interview. As per your account which is suggestive of alcohol induced psychotic symptoms as per said that whenever he is drunk, he may be hallucinating th... Read Full »
How can I cure schizophrenia without drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. I have been taking it for 2 to 3 years. I was wondering if there is an alternate route to treatment? Or if there is another solution for a possible cure? I do not want to deal with ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Yes, Olanzapine is available in injectable form. If Olanzapine is causing some effects then it can be changed to other antipsychotic like Aripiprazole, Risperidone or Ziprasidone. You need to take medicines or injectables to keep sym... Read Full »
Can Enalapril cause psychosis with auditory hallucinations?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Enalapril 10 mg and developed psychosis with auditory hallucinations. Could it be due to my medication? It is listed as a rare side effect and the symptoms are worse when I take the medication and lessen when I stop taking it. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors usually will not produce any hallucination or psychosis but some rare reports of hallucinations are available which was mainly visual hallucination not auditory, but psychosis is unlikely. Anyway, you change Ena... 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 »
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 medication... Read Full »
I am diagnosed of psychosis NOS. Is there a possibility of withdrawal psychosis when antipsychotics are discontinued?
Query: Hi, I am diagnosed of Psychosis (NOS). The first episode was in 2010 and it lasted for three-four months before I was taken to a psychiatrist. I had been thinking that people are tracking me through email, internet. My mobile phone is tapped and all that. I did not get any auditory or visual halluci... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all I must congratulate you for your efforts regarding the illness. Regarding your query, I do not think it is withdrawal psychosis. Though it occurs rare in patients, yours does not seem to be the case. Your recurrence of symptoms is mainly due to ... Read Full »
I am experiencing extreme hallucinations and cannot concentrate on my studies. I also have suicidal thoughts. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing extreme hallucinations every day, and I cannot focus on anything, especially my studies. Various thoughts come over my mind, sometimes, I unknowingly think of committing suicide. Please help me to lead a normal life. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you are mainly concerned about the thoughts that you are preoccupied with, which impairs your concentration. Additionally, suicidal thoughts are a kind of response to your helplessness. You might be harboring an anxiety disorder that has worsened over time... Read Full »
Why is there weird formation of characters in front of my eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman. I have floaters in my eyes that mostly occur when I wake up in the morning but these floaters are not just wiggly lines, these are characters. They take the form of animals or a marching band or cartoon characters. They have been happening for approximately on... Read Full »
Dr. Magalage Thilanka Kashyapa Perera
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You cannot call them floaters according to your description. Those are formed hallucinations. First, you have to know whether there is any organic abnormality like parietal lobe lesions in your brain affecting thevisual pathway. I think you should undergo full visua... 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. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
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 »