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Hearing voices: Hearing voices as a type of hallucination. See detailed information below for a list of 7 causes of Hearing voices, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hearing voices. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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The list of organs typically affected by Hearing voices may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hearing voices mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hearing voices. Of the 7 causes of Hearing voices that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Hearing voices' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hearing voices, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Hearing voices:
Delusions (176 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Voice symptoms (550 causes), Hallucinations (288 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Cognitive impairment (3664 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Larynx symptoms (231 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Communication symptoms (1386 causes)
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