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What is myxedema and how can it make you see things that aren't really there?

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Myxedema is a rare condition where your thyroid doesn’t make nearly enough hormone and the levels get dangerously low. This can cause several problems, from seeing things to falling into a coma.

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Visual Hallucinations: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Hallucinations as a trauma-based memory: implications for psychological interventions,” “Hallucinations: Clinical aspects and management,” “Hypothyroidism Presenting as Psychosis: Myxedema Madness Revisited.”

NHS: “Hallucinations and hearing voices,” “Schizophrenia.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Hallucinations and Alzheimer’s.”

Mayo Clinic: “Delirium,” “Video: Migraine Aura.”

Medscape: “Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Clinical Presentation,” “Myxedema Coma or Crisis.”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Hearing Voices and Seeing Things.”

New Zealand Ministry of Health: “Fever in Children.”

University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: “Parkinson’s Treatment Tips on Psychosis and Hallucinations.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Medication-Related Visual Hallucinations: What You Need to Know.”

National Brain Tumor Society: “Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 04, 2017

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Visual Hallucinations: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Hallucinations as a trauma-based memory: implications for psychological interventions,” “Hallucinations: Clinical aspects and management,” “Hypothyroidism Presenting as Psychosis: Myxedema Madness Revisited.”

NHS: “Hallucinations and hearing voices,” “Schizophrenia.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Hallucinations and Alzheimer’s.”

Mayo Clinic: “Delirium,” “Video: Migraine Aura.”

Medscape: “Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Clinical Presentation,” “Myxedema Coma or Crisis.”

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Hearing Voices and Seeing Things.”

New Zealand Ministry of Health: “Fever in Children.”

University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: “Parkinson’s Treatment Tips on Psychosis and Hallucinations.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Medication-Related Visual Hallucinations: What You Need to Know.”

National Brain Tumor Society: “Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 04, 2017

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