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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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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 P Saraf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

What to do for the sharp, stabbing headaches 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. Chinezu R. Rares

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 few diseases that give th...  Read Full »

Can discontinuing antipsychotics cause withdrawal effects?

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 »

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

The patient always stays in her room and does not communicate. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My issue or family issue is how to deal with my sister to get her out of the room and act normal again. I have been praying. I also went to a psychiatrist once but that one session is not enough to answer all my questions about my sister. She is 30 years old. She is not normal and it i...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. She is 30 and has isolated herself socially. She is not at all interacting with others. She is showing inappropriateness of emotions. You have mentioned that she once told you that she had hallucinations. What kind of hallucinations she ...  Read Full »

Are confusion and hallucination due to recently started Pacitane?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old and had got stroke (right ataxia) twice in the last three years. He has been taking Pacitane 2 mg since yesterday evening and he is having confusion and hallucinations. I am not sure if this behaviour is due to the tablet that he is taking since yesterday. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pacitane (Trihexyphenidyl) is known to cause hallucinations as an adverse effect. For this reason, it is important to start at a low dose (1 mg) and increase slowly. So, it is necessary to reduce the dose to 1 mg and increase the dose after five days to 2 mg.   Read Full »

I have been experiencing depressive episodes of hopelessness, hallucination and paralyzing fear with suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if there is something I should be worried about. I am a bit all over the place, so I will apologize in advance. I will put some words in quotation marks because they are simply the best fit I can come up with. Still, I do not believe I am using the correct terms to...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the challenges you are facing. Some of the symptoms you have described appear to align with emerging signs of psychosis, such as the sensation of being observed and controlled and hallucinatory experiences. These experiences can be incredibly difficult, ...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Risperidone for a long time for hallucination?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother had five to six episodes of hallucinations, and he takes Risperidone 2 mg for one year. Is it safe to take this medicine for such a long time? Can psychosis come back after stopping the medication? What are the side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Antipsychotics are usually required for long-term. But if the person is suffering from acute and transient psychotic disorders, then these drugs are used for three months to one year depending upon the situation. After completing the drug treatment, relapse of psychosis...  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 Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 fr...  Read Full »

I took marijuana brownies till three months back, and the hallucinations come back every night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Till three months back, I ate marijuana brownies. During the experience, I had a very fine time. But something happened; I felt as if I left my body. I suddenly started yelling, but I thought I was dreaming because I could see myself and was hallucinating. When I finally came to normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welocme to I understand your concern regarding your hallucinations and dream-like state of mind after consuming marijuana. There are two possibilities: 1. Marijuana itself may cause long-term hallucinations. Sometimes it stays for three to four months, even after a single dose ...  Read Full »

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