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6 year old feeling voice from head talking. Prone to tonsillitis. Should I be worried?

Hi there, My 6 year old has recently expressed that his brain talks to him and says bad things... sometimes abou hurting himslef or others, and sometimes just telling him to SHUT UP. He is quite prone to tonsillitus but is not currently having a flare up....but tonight after a bit of a paddy, he has talked about the voice again.....should i be as worried as i am?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Though not so common at this age group, You need to rule out Auditory Hallucinations.

Visit a child psychologist/ child psychiatrist for this.
If its persistent, he has to be evaluated surely for this.

How were his developmental milestones- normal or delayed? How is he at school now? Is he mingling with his friends as usual? Any chance of being bullied or abused ?
These things have to be looked into when you visit your child psychologist.

Hope my answer helps you.
Best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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