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Hearing voices during a hangover?
Asked: 2018-10-31 21:56:57
Hi, my brother's been remarking that after he drinks (pretty heavily too) on the weekend, he starts hearing voices in his head. And not like sensitive hearing, it sounds schizophrenic. I don't know how to answer him on this, I think it might be due to his drinking but I don't if there's something more serious going on. Do you think his drinking could be giving him schizophrenia?
Answered: 2018-11-06 14:34:24
I don't know if his drinking could be giving him schizophrenia, but it could be exacerbating an underlying condition. It's not uncommon for people going through alcohol withdrawal to experience auditory hallucinations, but I don't know if it's very common for that to happen when someone is currently drinking or hungover (unless your brother's "hangover" is actually the beginning stages of withdrawal, I don't know how heavily he drinks) In either case, this sounds like a problem to bring to a professional; hearing voices that aren't there, no matter the cause, is something that should not be ignored.
Answered: 2018-11-06 06:00:26
I'm wondering if he's taking other medication where drinking heavy can increase that symptom.
Answered: 2018-11-07 22:47:36
It turns out that alcohol psychosis is a rare but real problem. Alcoholic hallucinosis is a condition that affects people with patterns of chronic alcohol abuse. The condition is known to cause auditory hallucinations during or after drinking significant amounts of alcohol. Hope this helps!
Answered: 2018-11-12 06:46:05
Sounds like Alcohol Hallucinosis. Not a very common occurrence, but it does happen. It's usually temporary and should wear off, but after this happens repeatedly, the chances of permanent psychosis increase. I'd strongly recommend him getting help.
Answered: 2018-11-07 17:17:21