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Serious mental disorders and side effects to varied medicines may cause hallucinations in many individuals. Psychosis and Schizophrenia are the most commonly known causes that may cause this condition. Hallucinations are sensations and feelings that may appear as real to the patient, convincing him or her of the occurrence of things that are not really happening in reality. Hearing voices, seeing people, and experiencing things that no one else can, are some of the ways in which hallucinations work.
Let us find out the varied signs and symptoms of this condition.
Hearing Voices: One of the most common signs of hallucinations includes hearing voices. You may hear voices from people who cannot be seen or heard by other people around you. In such cases, you may have the distinct feeling of hearing these voices from within or from a source outside your own mind and body. In many cases, you may feel like these voices are trying to talk to you or give you a certain message. Ringing of the ears on a persistent basis may also be experienced in such cases.
Visual Hallucinations: These hallucinations will make the patient see things. In such cases, the patient may be witness to a scene that cannot be seen by anyone else – a scene that may not be happening in reality. In visual hallucinations, the patient may also see people that other people in the room or the area cannot see. The patient may also see objects and other creatures like insects crawling across his or her hand, and may react with fear or anxiety, when in reality, no such scene may be happening. These kind of hallucinations also cause occipital seizures where the patient will see spots, shapes and rings of brightly coloured lights that may be coming towards him or her, or even encircle him or her.
Feeling Things: These kinds of hallucinations will make the patient feel things that may not really be happening. For example, these hallucinations will make the patient feel hot during winters or feel a blast of air even when there has been none.
Taste Hallucinations: In these hallucinations, the patient may get a salty taste from sweet food, or vice versa. These hallucinations make the patient imagine that he or she tastes a certain flavor when in reality, this may not be true. These are also called gustatory hallucination.
- Olfactory Hallucinations: These hallucinations have to do with odd smells that the patient may get a whiff of. In these hallucinations, the patient imagines certain smells like burning, or other odours. Patients may also feel that their own bodies are letting out certain odours which may not be the actual case.
Delusion vs. Hallucination
A delusion is a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g., it is not an article of religious faith).
A hallucination occurs when environmental, emotional, or physical factors such as stress, medication, extreme fatigue, or mental illness cause the mechanism within the brain that helps to distinguish conscious perceptions from internal, memory-based perceptions to misfire. As a result, hallucinations occur during periods of consciousness. They can appear in the form of visions, voices or sounds, tactile feelings (known as haptic hallucinations), smells, or tastes.
Delusions are a common symptom of several mood and personality-related mental illnesses, including schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, shared psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. They are also the major feature of delusional disorder. Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.
After my break up I am in depression state. Unable to focus on anything else. Always think about her which is impacting my efficiency in my professional life. It's been 3 years now and I am unable to forget her.
I am getting angry at all time and on head some pain and some happening on my head. I am unable to normal some disturbance on my mind. If any body talk or heavy sound unable to tolerate becoming angry. Please suggest me.
Dear sir I want to know about weed is good for human body or bad and what's the negative affects on human body because sometimes during smoking weed some people's are facing memory's loss and bla bla and am regularly trying to convince my friends to avoid smoking weed but thy are telling me that you don't know smoking weed is good for health and it avoids cancer and alts for diseases so please give me complete details.
From one year I have seen a change in my mood. I get frustrate and irritate on small things. Scold my family nd gf a lot by bad words & on small things I get angry, feel lyk breaking some thing. I do not know why.in a week 2 days I remain happy and rest of the days irritated nd frustrated sometimes upset without a reason. Is there astrological reason?
I feel so depressed and scared about life. I'm 30 years old and married for 7 years now. My husband is diagnosed diabetic (thanks to the genes) and also has oligoastgenospermia (low sperm motility and Mobile forms). I had a miscarriage in 2015 which was spontaneous termination in 6 weeks. Again last month has another miscarriage (2017) which was also spontaneous termination in 6 weeks. I was on pills to shed all the extra endometrium. After repeated scans to check if the clots are cleared, spotting also hadn't stopped. Finally in the 3rd scan, the guy suspected internal bleeding nd asked me to rush to my doctor. Unfortunately there was another ectopic pregnancy that was gone unnoticed Nd my doc had to remove the embryo nd right tube as the damage was more. With all these in mind. I don't feel like living anymore. I jus don't understand why I need to live. M worried constantly of my husband's health as well. I jus don't feel like surviving. :(((
How to increase my memory power and concentration ability Im not able to focus on my studies n listen to class properly bt I want to read.
At what interval stress test can be done after a satisfactory stress test report. I have heard that stress test is a best indicator of cardiac Heath. Please inform us the at what interval one should go for stress test?
I am suffered from irrational repeated thoughts so I am taking clomipramine and escitalopram daily at night I want to ask that what food or extra supplements should I take with these medicines that give me strength and nourish my brain I am strictly vegetarian So please suggest me.
Due to break up I am not able to cope up from last 3 month. Reason is from last 1 month she is constantly in touch with me but only as a friend. I have told her many times that I don't want to continue as a friend but she don't listen me and share everything with me as before. So I am now remain depressed and I hardly move on. How can I remain normal? I have also lost 8 kg weight in last 3 month.
I have been learning vocal music since 1 year. When I get up in the morning, my voice is very heavy and low. When I rehearse music in the morning, it feels uncomfortable can't go high note also. Please suggest.
I want to increase my height. Sir Mujhe bohot saram aati h. mai isliye kahi bahar Jana v band kr diya h me na chahte hue v sbse apni height compare krti rahti hu. Meri choti sis. V mjhse lmbi h koi v dekhta wo uski tarif krte Mjhe bht bura lgta h mai wha se hat Jati hu. Bt har jagah log uski personality ki tarif krte h.Mjhe bht bura lgta h m army join karna chahti thi bt height km home ki wajah Se Mjhe Mera dream chorna pda. Sir m is wajah Se hmesa depression m rahti hu or Ye kbhi khtm nhi hone wala. Sir please help me please. My height 4 ft 10 inch age 20.
I am thinking too much I am not happy with my life. Every time failure making me depressed too much. And no mental support from anyone else even from my partner making me depressed more. Sometimes I feel to run away from everything. But because of my only three year old son. I am just staying back. I don't know what to do now.
Hi I am undegoing from the condition like heartbroken or I overthink everything wholeday. I need to know how I can overcome this?
If a person is smoking for 5 years and after he quits. How much tym it will take for his lungs to be like of a normal person.
I have stammering problem for which I feel uncomfortable sometimes. Can you suggest me a good therapy?
I always worry when heart palpitations occur. I myself think that I am having some kind of mental disorder. But I do not have a problem like lack of concentration and all. But I think too much and negative thoughts creep in. How to deal with this without a psychiatrist?
Depression is a mental-emotional disorder that reflects signs of severe sadness, pessimism and a general indifference towards life. There are major changes in physical activities as well. It is a little difficult to identify in the initial stages and it can move on to a more serious condition wherein a person turns suicidal. People suffering from depression may intentionally inflict physical pain on themselves as an outlet to relieve their psychological suffering.
Symptoms of Depression
Loss of interest towards their hobbies.
A laidback, indifferent attitude towards life.
Irritability for causes unknown.
Sudden weeping outbursts.
Inability to concentrate on something for a long period of time.
Inability to apply the mind to work.
Lack of rational or logical thinking.
Causes of Depression
A sad, difficult event in life. For example, a major failure, loss of a loved one, separation from a loved one, a disturbed family life or any other form of tragedy.
Reaction to certain medication that has affected the neuro-transmitters or bio-chemicals present in the brain.
Hormonal imbalance, especially during the peri-menopausal (marked by the ovaries secreting lesser oestrogen) years of a woman.
Any physical disability or chronic illness such as cancer can contribute to depression.
Treatment for Depression
Counselling sessions with a psycho-therapist.
Consultation with a neurologist.
Spiritual healing through chants, guidance, positive thoughts.
Spending time with friends, loved ones.
Healing Depression With Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a natural and non-toxic remedy for several diseases. The major advantage of homeopathy over other medication is that it does not cause any adverse side effect. It is safe and can be used at all ages without worrying about any detrimental consequence. Homeopathy is known to be very effective in treating depression. Homeopathy medicines are prescribed after a thorough study of the symptoms. Homeopathy first treats the symptoms and then provides relief; for example, the constant mental exhaustion or some unexplained physical pain. It then works on the cause of the disease. In this case, the medicines will affect and treat the hormonal disorders or neurological disorders. Following this, homeopathy medicines will try to prevent the onset of depression in future. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.