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hallucinations and voices. How do i tell parents?

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I believe I have schizophrenia. I hear voices saying negative, annoying, and destructive things. I used to have very vivid hallucinations that my mom can tell more about. I would wake up and see animals or bugs covering my room and I would run out trying not to step on any of them or get killed by them. They were triggered only at night. I am always worried about dying, or my close family members dying. I do feel like a social outcast that is different and special from the rest of society. I also have periods of memory loss. I am not socially akward or dysfunctional and I do not get sudden or triggered outbursts of anger or violence even if the voices say to. I am however very depressed. I do not have any imaginary friends only semi bodiless heads that are the bodies of the voices. I do not know how to tell my parents or anyone for fear they won’t believe me. So in summary I have hallucinations, voices, and depression and periods of memory loss, but no anger or imaginary friends.SodoI?


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replied September 29th, 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

I agree with you that these can be the symptoms of schizophrenia. Other than that mania should also be ruled out. Schizophrenia is also called split personality and in this there are abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. The cause is increased dopamine activity in the mesolimbic pathway of the brain. Treatment consists of antipsychotic medicines, cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy. Mania is usually associated with bipolar disease and hallucinations are an important aspect. Treatment usually consists of the mood stabilizing drug-lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotic drugs and benzodiazepines.

My sincere advice would be to get it evaluated from a psychiatrist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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