Depression and hallucinations?

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   Posted 3/14/2012 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all! I am looking for some advice on what to do about some hallucinations I've been experiencing, or even just hearing other peoples experiences :)

From about 7-10 years old I experienced hallucinations (feeling bugs crawling all over me, hearing the piano play in the middle of the night, seeing letters all over the walls etc): but they stopped after 10 years old. I am now 16 and have been diagnosed with depression, but the problem is the hallucinations have come back. For about week they were only in the night, but now they are starting to occur in the day too. They are usually seeing patterns on the walls, feeling like someone has touched my face, hearing people talking etc. But they are no where near as severe as they used to be, and they only last about 5 seconds at a time. I am currently not on any medication and my counsellor does not know about any of this. At first I thought psychotic depression but I am not delusional and I know my hallucinations are not real.

So should I tell someone or do you think they will go away if I give it time like when I was younger? They don't get in the way of my normal life so is there really a need? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thank you for any replies!

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   Posted 3/14/2012 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I would mention it to your counselor. It could be something going on with your health in a way that you don't know. Just to be on the safe side.

I have what is called occular migraines, I see patterns of colors for about 30 minutes. But it is somthing that doesn't go away when I shut my eyes.

I seriously would talk to somebody about this. Just to make sure that you are okay.

Oh yes, welcome to the forum. I am glad that you have joined us. It is a good place to come and talk and get feedback from other people's experiences.

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   Posted 3/14/2012 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
getting by,

Thanks for your reply. I agree, I should mention it to my counsellor just to see what she says. I also get migraines and when I do so I see coloured dots for about 10 minutes, but they are definitely not what I've been experiencing. I also find the hallucinations occur mostly when I am alone and aren't distracted by other things. It's just very confusing as to why they've come back but I guess if I ask my counsellor hopefully she will have some idea as to why! :)

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   Posted 3/15/2012 4:29 AM (GMT -6)   
i use to suffer with the audible kind. i was taught to tell them to go away, that i am busy, if it persisted i would tell them to strongly !@#$ off. welcome to the forum. jamie



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   Posted 3/15/2012 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for the reply! I do the same. I usually tell them to leave me alone and to stop bothering me. Sometimes it works but other times it doesn't. But yeah I think it's a good tactic to use. :)
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