Hallucinations with depression Needs further investigation and evaluation to conclude and psychiatrist opinion. Some time living alone and circumstances like confines to home protocols of COVID pandemic must be a factor. Reassurance and counciling required.
??? Auditory Hallucinations. Auditory hallucinations, or hearing voices, is a common symptom in people living with schizophrenia. In fact, an estimated 70 to 80% of people with schizophrenia hear voices. Antipsychotic medications may be helpful.
? PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER .. NEED'S.. EXPERTS OPINION..
Hallucinations.. Better consult Psychedelic. As online advice of Psychotropic drug is not a fair practice and ethical wrong. ( Ref--Judgement in Shushsnsing Rajput Case)
These are 3rd person hallucinations,most likely schizophrenia, kindly refer to psychiatrist.tb clozapine 5 mg HS
Anxiety/Depression /Schizophrenia/Hallucination... Needs psycho counseling....and treatment if required by Psychiatrist
This a case of sensory deprivation...can developed these symptoms and including isolation at home for long time. Next that is secondary development of hypertension with anxiety disorder. To take details history about hallucinations This can be treated by clonazepam 0.5 mg at night.
Psychiatrist opinion? anxiety disorder
Schizophrenia contributed by underlying depression caused by loneliness Adv Psychiatrist opinion
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14 year old girl brought with complaints of absent interactions with peers and teachers in school .Sitting eyes apparently closed inside class room .Not making eye contact with anyone. Deterioration in academic functioning also noticed. Decline started since four years which is gradual and interest in extracurricular activities is also coming down and absent now. Inside family atmosphere she functions well and takes initiatives to do outside trip to play areas,parks, cinemas. Irritability and occasional destructive behaviour also present inside house ,no change in biological functioning reported. Whenever her school mates visited her house she was in distress and there was irritability.Recently she seems to wear a scarf over head when she goes to outside house where there is likely to meet her school mates.Some excessive concern about cleanliness also noticed. Family history of depression in mother delusional disorder in father and suicide and substance use disorder in second degree relatives.Interpersonal issues between parents present. MSE revealed Poor but possible rapport, Slightly reduced range of affect, slightly reduced reactivity, low mood , sibling rivalry,no egodystonic distress regarding her problems also noticed.No hallucinations or delusion .No depressive or suicidal ideation. Unable to self appreciate fully her dysfunctions and unable to elaborate on reasons. physical examination nil significant.No history of abuse reported. How you proceed with the case ?Dr. Saleem Pallisserikuzhiyil1 Like25 Answers
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