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Sometimes when I zone out, I hear loud voices shouting to me from everywhere, is this something I should be concerned about?

Asked by Vincent_Lloyd (3007points) April 20th, 2011

It’s sort of happen as I’m writing this, I don’t understand why though. I hear, loud voices screaming at me like they’re angry or something related to that. But another thing that happens to is that everything seems so far away, and I guess you could say, “small”...But overall, is this something that I should be concerned about?

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Are they repetitive? Are you only experiencing this while you are alone?

everephebe's avatar

Can you make these voices stop if you try to?

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

@KatetheGreat Mainly when I’m alone, they won’t go away till after awhile… @everephebe And no sadly…

KateTheGreat's avatar

Can you tell me what they say? I need to know a lot of the details if I can help you.

(I have schizophrenia, so I could steer you in the right direction if it is anything psychological.)

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

I wish I could…But there’s too much…I can’t comprehend what they’re specifically saying. Besides saying my name multiple times…

KateTheGreat's avatar

Do you get paranoid? Do you zone out for long periods? Have any of them told you to do harm to yourself/others?

Haleth's avatar

Does it happen when you’re very tired? Or all the time?

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

I’m usually paranoid…I guess…I’m sort of unsure about it, Sometimes I zone out for a long period and no they have not.. @KatetheGreat And no since I’m not tired….And I can’t really give a time on when it specifically happens…But I can tell you that this has been going on ever since I was about…6–7 yrs old….And it still continues on till today @Haleth

JLeslie's avatar

If it keeps up, bothers you, and impairs your ability to function well, I think you should get it checked. There are medications that can help with this. You might be paranoid schizophrenic, and it could get worse. It is a good sign that you know they are not real voices, that you know it is an auditory hallucination.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@JLeslie I wouldn’t jump the the paranoid schizophrenic diagnosis that quickly. I have paranoid schizophrenia and I didn’t grow up with those symptoms. They can’t really diagnose complete schizophrenia until you are around 17 to 18 years old. At most, we can say he is schizotypal. This can easily develop into schizophrenia if gone untreated. I suggest that he goes to a psychiatrist for further diagnosis. Also, as a paranoid schizophrenic, most of my auditory perception is screwed up and I hear voices most of the day.

JLeslie's avatar

@KatetheGreat Right. He might be paranoid schizophrenic. I said if it disrupts his day or gets worse he should consider seeing someone. There have been Q’s here that revealed many people have some “auditory hallucinations” and it seems to be not a big deal. When I lay down to rest, sometimes I hear like a loud scratch, similar to when someone accidently hits a loud microphone. I have not heard it in months now, could be years until I hearit again, or never. Also, once in a blue moon I hear a noise that I commonly hear, like the beep beep of my alarm when someone opens the door, when nothng is being opened. But, it happens rarely. Some sort of bazaro thing in the brain I guess. Or, maybe some sort of hearing loss. I had nothing like this when I was younger though. However, schizophrenia does run in my family. But, what happens to me seems pretty common in many people. I never hear voices.

flutherother's avatar

I have had the sensation of the world being remote and small and unreal but not for a long while. I have never heard imaginary voices or sounds unless I conjure them up deliberately and this is something you should mention to a doctor. Mentally ill people hear real voices rather than the imaginary voices in their head and there is a well written description of what this is like here

ucme's avatar

That’ll be the queue at the bank…..wake up man! :¬)

Stinley's avatar

I have had this feeling too where everything is small and it is like my thoughts have loud voices and are shouting at me. Mainly happens when I’m exhausted or feverish, hasn’t happened recently. I think we are both probably ok though!

laineybug's avatar

I think that everything getting far away and small is at least somewhat normal. That happens to me sometimes. But I don’t think the voices thing is normal. You should tell a doctor or someone that could help.

JLeslie's avatar

This Q might really interest you.

Here is a thread about something similar and partway down a psychiatrist gives a long answer his name is flavio, but it might be more info than you need right now.

filmfann's avatar

I am Schizotypal, and that is something I deal with.
Here are some of the symptoms:

A disorder characterized by eccentric behaviour and anomalies of thinking and affect which resemble those seen in schizophrenia, though no definite and characteristic schizophrenic anomalies have occurred at any stage. There is no dominant or typical disturbance, but any of the following may be present:
Inappropriate or constricted affect (the individual appears cold and aloof);
Behaviour or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar;
Poor rapport with others and a tendency to social withdrawal;
Odd beliefs or magical thinking, influencing behaviour and inconsistent with subcultural norms;
Suspiciousness or paranoid ideas;
Obsessive ruminations without inner resistance, often with dysmorphophobic, sexual or aggressive contents;
Unusual perceptual experiences including somatosensory (bodily) or other illusions, depersonalization or derealization;
Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped thinking, manifested by odd speech or in other ways, without gross incoherence;
Occasional transient quasi-psychotic episodes with intense illusions, auditory or other hallucinations, and delusion-like ideas, usually occurring without external provocation.
The disorder runs a chronic course with fluctuations of intensity. Occasionally it evolves into overt schizophrenia. There is no definite onset and its evolution and course are usually those of a personality disorder. It is more common in individuals related to schizophrenics and is believed to be part of the genetic “spectrum” of schizophrenia.


Liamduts95's avatar

It’s micropsia I have the condition since I was a child does everything seem small or large? And does every noise you hear sound loud and it’s like voices are just screaming at you? Micropsia or AIWS mainly affect your vision but can also affect hearing in which my case it does. Google micropsia, it seems like you have the symptoms of it.

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