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Dear Doctor...
I have a question about Mental Conditions.

Im a 14 year old girl and I hear voices in my head, I hear them at random times of the day. At first it was a women calling my name, then I heard my family whispering my name in my ears.
and sometimes I hear people whispering things but cant understand what they are saying.

Im concerned about why I hear voices, I understand they are not real and that My subconcious is creating the voices.

but I have read about people who have a similar situation and they later find out they have schizophrenia.

Why do I hear voices, thats the question i want to ask you.
Have I got some kind of mental condition or is it my mental state that i am in.

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replied December 5th, 2007
Mental Conditions Answer A3409
As long as you are aware that the voices are not "real", you aren't experiencing schizophrenia. Not-existing perceptions (tactile, olfactory, visual or audio) are called hallucinations. False perceptions are called illusions. Both hallucinations and illusions are present schizophrenia. But during schizophrenia, the person believes that the not-existing and false perceptions are real. Nonetheless, you can consult an expert psychiatrist about your condition and request help.

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