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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my mother was diagnised as auditory hallucination because she keeps hearing things about people has not even seen or knows how do we deal with this truma
Doctor :   Has she been put on medications since then and how long since she been Diagnosed?
User :   a pschiatrist is seeing her but im very unhappy because he barely has the time or patience to listen to us.whats the right way to go about this.she is on medication and in fact doc was happy she looked better and he cut down the medication.but now she seems a little depressed and sad otherwise she was a sprightly gappy 73 old with no major illness
Doctor :   When does she get these Hallucinations?
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   usually its most when she gets up in the morning,a little in the afternoon by night she s ok
Doctor :   Usually these Hallucinations are a prelude to Schizophrenia..
Doctor :   and hold special significance in diagnosing these conditions
User :   is it curable or will it get worse what should i do to help her get out of it
Doctor :   The Hearing Voices Movement is a support and advocacy group for people who hallucinate voices, but do not otherwise show signs of mental illness or impairment.
Doctor :   Yes your mother's age is 73
Doctor :   correct me if wrong
User :   thats exactly right.except
Doctor :   except ?
User :   how can i help her get well,because when she doesnt hear these voices she,s normal and knows something is wrong with her
Doctor :   Auditory Hallucinations at this age are usually associated with Alzheimer├ó??s disease,
Doctor :   Neurological conditions, such as demyelinating diseases, dementia, stroke, seizures, and CNS neoplasms, may also present with psychotic symptoms
Doctor :   Treatment at her age is not proven to be very promising However symptomatic Treatment should be carried out.
Doctor :   Supportive measures are the best..
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User :   is there any particular reason she got this illness is it curable cos the doc said she should recover in eight weeks can i hope for that i know her pain and i cant bear to see her like this
Doctor :   The progress needs to be on how quickly she can recover from this on her own..since i did mention that her age is the most important thing that she would hinder the process..
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you would need..
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