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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can auditory hallucinations be treated?

my 54 year old brother has recently started hearing voices that are threatening his well being. He has also began laughing out loud for no reason and displaying extreme paranoia. I have tried to get him to seek help but he refuses. He is also responding verbally to the voices. What can I do to seek help for him?
Fri, 2 Feb 2018
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
in my opinion since he has auditory hallucinations it is important to rule out electrolyte disturbances

like sodium , potassium ,
also to make sure blood sugars are normal ,

blood lipids, ec g
then small dose of drugs like quinidine can be started
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