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Offline Tribia

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Anxiety and hallucinations?
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:34:58 PM »
I have one question; can anxiety cause hallucinations?

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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 02:34:36 AM »
If it's severe, I guess.
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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 03:51:56 PM »
Ive read that it can but only if severe i suppose
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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 01:28:46 AM »

I don't think that anxieties can cause hallucinations, maybe you just think too much, so you sometimes get some hallucinations along the way.
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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 11:52:24 PM »
Yes, within psychiatry the belief is that SEVERE stress can cause psychotic symptoms (auditory/visual hallucinations, paranoid delusions etc) to those who are vulnerable. This website explains in perfect details and clarity in a much more calming way than i can so i suggest you take a little look ^^ http://www.aminormal.org/stress.htm

On a side note, I have experienced hearing voices before, and upon my first time around with it I met a psycholgist who gave me on the spot CBT, his first words were the most calming ive ever heard, he simply explained that it isnt a extra voice from nowhere, and you arent insane, its just that when you stressed your mind can trick you into thinking its an external source, the voice may often tell you negative things or mock you, or speak in an agressive unknown vocal tone of the opposite sex, all you have to remember is that its your mind!" and just let it happen and if it is stress caused, then it should fade away as quickly as it came :) promise!
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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 12:17:17 AM »
Yes, it can happen in extreme stress and anxiety. Whenever I am having extreme anxiety, I sometimes see things out of the corner of my eye. Oddly enough, I always see my cats zoom by when they weren't even in the room to begin with. Or black blobs. I try not to worry about it too much because it doesn't happen often.

There's been a couple times where I have heard a deep dark (satanic) male voice say my name suddenly as I got ready to fall asleep - this was the period of 3 years ago when I was in a VERY bad place and in a deep bout of depression and anxiety...I think my mind was stressed out and making me "hear" things that weren't really there.
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Re: Anxiety and hallucinations?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 08:24:50 PM »
I think "derealization" is a symptom that opens the door for hallucinations. This, of course, are in instances of severe anxiety.

I've had something akin, and when I stopped fearing them, they lost their power:)
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