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What treatments can help you if you are hearing things that aren't real?

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This depends on what’s causing you to hear things. Sometimes, once you and your doctor solve that problem, the hallucinations go away or at least may not happen as much.

In some cases, there’s an easy solution. Your doctor may lower the dose of a medicine you take. In others, treatment is more complex and you may need to try several things to see what works. For example, with an illness like schizophrenia, you might need a mix of medications, therapy, and other care.

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,” “Auditory hallucinations in tinnitus patients: Emotional relationships and depression.”

American Journal of Psychiatry: “The Clinical Value of Hallucinations in Localizing Brain Tumors.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Musical Hallucination (Musical Tinnitus).”

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

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

Alzheimer’s Society: “Perception and Hallucinations.”

NCBI Bookshelf, Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 6th Edition: “Clinical Presentation.”

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

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

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

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus.”

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,” “Auditory hallucinations in tinnitus patients: Emotional relationships and depression.”

American Journal of Psychiatry: “The Clinical Value of Hallucinations in Localizing Brain Tumors.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Musical Hallucination (Musical Tinnitus).”

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

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

Alzheimer’s Society: “Perception and Hallucinations.”

NCBI Bookshelf, Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 6th Edition: “Clinical Presentation.”

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

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

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

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 04, 2017

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