Hallucinating dead people. Am I schizophrenic? - Online Doctor Chats
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I am hallucinating since 7 years now
have never really consulted any doctor before, but when checked with internet, it looks like schizophrenia
Its bothering me a lot now.
Auditory hallucination can be part of schizophrenia, however it is very, very inappropriate to label yourself as schizophrenia based on one symptom.
Can you elaborate a bit more about what exactly is happening?
during my 10th board exams i have started having visions from the corner of my eye
from my intermediate days, i have actually started seeing that girl around in my house
i know she dsnt exist
but i want to be able to stop seeing her, sop listening to her and talking to her
Do you mean you hear voice of that girl?
Do these hallucination affect your daily routine - I mean are you able to work well?
Any problem with concentration?
yes. does not affect work at all
sleep, it does
happens only when im stressed n lonely
Are you able to sleep well at most times?
How is your social activities - do you have any problems interacting with friends, colleagues or family members?
Are you there?
yeah im here
i have lots of friends
no problem with that
but i have uncontrollable temper
it comes very suddenly and vanishes suddenly too
and i cry a lot at the simplest things
Are you depressed too?
yes. at the simplest things i get depressed
May I know your age?
Any other medical problems that you suffer from?
Any medications that you take?
my dob is06-06-1990
my father's gran was delusional
as in she could see some goddess or something
my aunt...that is ..my father's sister has severe depression
Let me brief you.
The most important aspect is patients fail to believe they have a this condition.
The fact that you understand those perceptions that you have are false
yes yes. bcoz my mother constantly reminds me that dead ppl cant come back.
and the fact that you are able to sleep well, interact with family and friends well are findings rules out
the possibility of psychosis.
However the symptoms you have concerns me.
As you also report of getting easily depressed with losing temper easily, you need a professional counseling too.
so what should I do now?
You may need evaluation to rule out associated medical/neurological conditions as explained to you;
where can i take the test?
once those conditions are ruled out, he/she will refer you to professional counseling and may be start of antidepressant drugs which will help you.
I do not feel you suffer with a very serious medical problem and that they can be treated very well.
All you need to do is take the first step i.e. consult a nearest psychiatrist.
A complete evaluation and treatment will begin from there.
So I urge you to have a face to face consultation whenever feasible.
Have you followed what I suggested?
i got you
Do you have any questions?
none as of now
is feeling suicidal a part of this thing too?
Suicidal thoughts or feelings are part of depression.
As I mentioned to you, you seem to have few symptoms of depression and not exactly schizophrenia.
We can be able to treat you and help you lead a normal life; motivate yourself to consult a specialist (face to face) at the earliest.
I will as soon as possible
thanks so much!
You are welcome.
Do you have any other query?
no, thats it :)
Thanks for consulting me.
All the Best!!!
Bye for now.
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