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Hallucinating dead people. Am I schizophrenic? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:XXXXXX here
User:I am hallucinating since 7 years now
User:have never really consulted any doctor before, but when checked with internet, it looks like schizophrenia
User:Its bothering me a lot now.
User:please help
Doctor:Auditory hallucination can be part of schizophrenia, however it is very, very inappropriate to label yourself as schizophrenia based on one symptom.
Doctor:Can you elaborate a bit more about what exactly is happening?
User:there was a suicide in my house when i was 5yrs ols
User:during my 10th board exams i have started having visions from the corner of my eye
User:from my intermediate days, i have actually started seeing that girl around in my house
User:i know she dsnt exist
User:but i want to be able to stop seeing her, sop listening to her and talking to her
Doctor:Do you mean you hear voice of that girl?
User:like whispers
Doctor:Do these hallucination affect your daily routine - I mean are you able to work well?
Doctor:Any problem with concentration?
User:yes. does not affect work at all
User:sleep, it does
User:happens only when im stressed n lonely
Doctor:Are you able to sleep well at most times?
Doctor:How is your social activities - do you have any problems interacting with friends, colleagues or family members?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yeah im here
User:i have lots of friends
User:no problem with that
User:but i have uncontrollable temper
User:it comes very suddenly and vanishes suddenly too
User:and i cry a lot at the simplest things
Doctor:I understand.
Doctor:Are you depressed too?
User:yes. at the simplest things i get depressed
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Any other medical problems that you suffer from?
User:im 22
Doctor:Any medications that you take?
User:my dob is06-06-1990
User:no medications
Doctor:Is there family history of schizophrenia, depression or psychological problems?
User:my father's gran was delusional
User:as in she could see some goddess or something
User:my aunt...that is father's sister has severe depression
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis.
Doctor:The most important aspect is patients fail to believe they have a this condition.
Doctor:The fact that you understand those perceptions that you have are false
User:yes yes. bcoz my mother constantly reminds me that dead ppl cant come back.
Doctor:and the fact that you are able to sleep well, interact with family and friends well are findings rules out
Doctor:the possibility of psychosis.
Doctor:However the symptoms you have concerns me.
Doctor:Hallucinations can be seen in wide variety of symptoms such as migraines, part of some seizure, some neurological conditions, etc.
Doctor:As you also report of getting easily depressed with losing temper easily, you need a professional counseling too.
Doctor:A psychiatrist consult therefore is in order.
User:so what should I do now?
Doctor:You may need evaluation to rule out associated medical/neurological conditions as explained to you;
User:where can i take the test?
Doctor: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.
Doctor:I do not feel you suffer with a very serious medical problem and that they can be treated very well.
Doctor:All you need to do is take the first step i.e. consult a nearest psychiatrist.
Doctor:A complete evaluation and treatment will begin from there.
Doctor:So I urge you to have a face to face consultation whenever feasible.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:i got you
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:none as of now
User:is feeling suicidal a part of this thing too?
Doctor:Suicidal thoughts or feelings are part of depression.
Doctor:As I mentioned to you, you seem to have few symptoms of depression and not exactly schizophrenia.
Doctor: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.
User:I will as soon as possible
User:thanks so much!
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no, thats it :)
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:All the Best!!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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