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Why do I hear voices? Am I going crazy? What is the cause?

I ve been hearing voices in my head lately for at least a month now. They seem to increase just before bed, and during school. At night it keeps me up, and during school they keep my distracted. Sometimes it is even multiple voices, other times it is just one. They tell me to do things, mainly bad things but I do not listen to them. Am I going crazy? What does this mean? What is the cause?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

I understand that you are going through a difficult tme. Hearing voices is indicative of a psychiatric problem called 'psychosis', which in turn is caused due to certain neurochemical imbalances in the brain. It doesn't mean that you are going crazy. This just indicates that you need help. I would advise you to talk to your parents about this, so that they can take you to a doctor for a detailed evaluation. Treatment is available to help you overcome this problem and you don't have to be suffering silently. So, please seek professional help at the earliest.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

welcome to the forum

You are experiencing auditory hallucinations (voices) - probably commanding type........... this happens in psychosis..... causes are many like schizophrenia, mood disorders etc....

Since this is a serious visit to a psychiatrist is must..........with proper treatment in form of will stop hearing these voices

Wish you good health

Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Your symptoms should be evaluated by a psychologist. These symptoms can be severe and mean that you have a mental illness that should be addressed through mental exercises and possible medication intervention. Voices can be caused by different mental diseases such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but also could be indicative of a hyperactive imagination, brain tumor, heavy metal toxicity, drug abuse side effects, over use of energy drinks and caffeine, bath salts, lack of sleep, hormone or brain chemical imbalance. Be careful with this issue and do not take it lightly. Talk to your parents about this issue, talk to a health care provider, in person and get a referral to be seen by a mental health specialist that can help you ignore the voices or help remove them from your thoughts altogether.

Best wishes for good health

Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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