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Your Hearing Voices May Also be Known as:
Voices making commands
Voices suggesting things
Voices telling me what to do

Top 2 Hearing Voices Causes

  1. 1.Depersonalization / Derealization Identity Disorder

    Depersonalization/Derealization Identity Disorder is when a person experiences unreality or detachment from one's mind, self or body or from one's surroundings.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health professional.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    derealization, impaired social or occupational functioning, feeling of being detached or outside the body, ringing in the ears, amnesia
    Symptoms that always occur with depersonalization/derealization identity disorder:
    hidden: depersonalization/derealization
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms. This disease causes significant social and occupational functioning.

    You should make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms. It is likely a referral to a psychiatrist is necessary and anti-psychotic medication will be prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    impaired social or occupational functioning, hearing voices, hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there
    Symptoms that always occur with schizophrenia:
    hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hearing Voices

  • Q.Are your symptoms causing difficulty at work, socializing, or spending time with friends & family?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric issue, such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorder?
  • Q.Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our hearing voices symptom checker.

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Hearing Voices Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hearing voices have also experienced:

    • 11% Hearing Voices or Seeing Things That Aren't There
    • 5% Dizziness
    • 5% History of Migraine
  • People who have experienced hearing voices were most often matched with:

    • 14% Depersonalization / Derealization Identity Disorder
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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