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Hearing non-existent noises / voices (in medical terms known as 'hallucinations') is indicative of 'psychosis', which is a particular type of psychiatric disorder.
The current combination of medication which he is taking, already has an anti-psychotic medication
i.e. Trizyne S (Trifluoperazine
). In addition, he is also on a mood-stabilizing medication i.e. Divalproex
Though you have mentioned the diagnosis as 'depression', he is not on any anti-depressant medication currently. But remember, the word 'depression' can often used in a non-specific manner by many people, and I'm guessing that he may actually be suffering from a 'psychotic disorder'.RIVOTRIL
(I presume, not 'Revetriol') is a sedative medication and is used for sleep disturbances and sometimes, to calm down the patient.
My opinion is that if he is having psychotic symptoms, it is advisable to treat that specifically (probably by increasing the anti-psychotic medication), rather than merely keep giving him a sedative. Of course, this has to be done only on consultaion with a psychiatrist
. I would suggest that if you are able to contact him over phone or see his colleague for a quick review, that would be a better idea.
All the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar