Q. I can hear some voices in my head and it is getting hard. Please advice.

Answered by
Mehwish Mursaleen
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 16-year-old female. I have this voice in my head for as long as I can remember. It tells me to do things, simple things like move this. But if I do not, then it says it will do bad things, like kill my mother, for example. At first, I could live with it, but now it is getting so hard, and I do not know what to do. I am too scared to tell anyone.



Welcome to the

I completely understand that you feel concerned about the voices ordering you to do things. The information you provided about these voices can be specified as hallucinations. I am explaining this phenomenon here which will help you to understand your state of mind. Hallucinations, in this condition, person sees things or hears voices which are unusual and others do not see or watch these things if you ask them.

These voices may talk to the person and he or she can explain very clearly what he/she has heard. Because other people do not experience it, they do not believe on such things happening. This is quite disturbing for the person why people do not believe, as these things seem like really happening to the person.

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

If you are experiencing a similar kind of phenomenon I have mentioned above, you are strongly recommended to see a psychologist for your complete diagnostic assessment. The psychologist will conduct psycho-therapeutic treatment and may refer you to a psychiatrist for medication if needed.

Preventive measures:

Do consult with a psychologist at your earliest because delay in treatment may worsen your condition.

Regarding follow up:

I hope this information is helpful for you. Do take follow-up if you feel the need.

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