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What causes visual and auditory hallutionations?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: I have been having visual and auditory hallutionations for about 6 months. I have had an MRI showing now abnomalties. What could be checked further. All visual happen when I am relaxed. They are momentary.
Most are visuals of people I know. The auditory are on awaking, and involve voices.
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may have organic psychosis

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

At age of 75, if any patient gets auditory or visual hallucination, then chances of underline brain dysfunction is high. In your case, MRI scan is showing tumor, so you may have such symptoms due to that. Diagnosis in your case would be organic psychosis. You need antipsychotic drugs that would help to control such symptoms. Better to consult a psychiatrist for proper management.

In case, you need further help, you can ask

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Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
Psychiatrist
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What causes visual and auditory hallutionations?

Brief Answer: You may have organic psychosis Detailed Answer: HI Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query. At age of 75, if any patient gets auditory or visual hallucination, then chances of underline brain dysfunction is high. In your case, MRI scan is showing tumor, so you may have such symptoms due to that. Diagnosis in your case would be organic psychosis. You need antipsychotic drugs that would help to control such symptoms. Better to consult a psychiatrist for proper management. In case, you need further help, you can ask Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist