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he is seeing and hearing things ?

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Okay I have a friend who says that he is seeing and hearing things that he knows arent really there and that he is depressed and somewhat suicidal. I am so worried about him, what is wrong or how can I help him, because he doesnt want to confront the problem or see a doctor. So what can i do?


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replied May 12th, 2011
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Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The symptoms which you have mentioned are known as hallucinations which can be both visual as well as hereditary.

Such hallucinations can occur in schizophrenia as well as in depression. Schizophrenia is also called split personality and in this there are abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality.

Treatment consists of antipsychotic medicines, cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy.
Depression is treated with the various available anti-depressants.

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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