The Cause Is Often Headaches, Mood Changes, And Hallucinations?
Hello, I have had a lot of headaches lately. The mood changes frequently, often seeing / hearing things that are not real (hallucinations). Are my symptoms depressed?
Hello Putri Meliana Berlian Febrianti,
Depression is a disorder of mood that is characterized by the main symptoms of persistent depressive affect, loss of interest and excitement as well as reduced energy which causes a decrease in one's activity. Other symptoms that can accompany are insecurity, feeling of being useless, a bleak future outlook, ideas for suicide, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating. Depression can be diagnosed if there are 2 of the 3 main symptoms plus at least 2 other symptoms, these symptoms can be found for at least 2 weeks in the patient.
Depressive disorders can accompany mental disorders and other behaviors or can also be accompanied by other mental disorders one of which is psychosis. In depression psychosis can appear hallucinations and even delusions (delusions) in patients. Hallucinations are a subjective sensation of seeing / hearing / smelling something that is not really there. For example, hallucinations see someone in a corner of the room, even though there is nothing. Whereas delusion is a false belief that is difficult to break. For example, the patient believes that he is incarnated by a god, believes that he is a descendant of the king, believes there are people who are pursuing to kill him, when in fact it is wrong / not there.
Patients who experience depression psychosis can get angry at others for no apparent reason. Depressive psychosis is also often an episode of another mental disorder, bipolar disorder. The state of depression that is not treated can endanger the lives of patients or if there is psychosis can endanger the people around them. It is difficult for patients to be able to carry out work and school activities properly.
Further examination and consultation you need to do with a mental health doctor (psychiatrist) to determine what abnormalities you are experiencing and stressors that might cause the disorder. That way, your doctor can provide the right therapy (antidepressant) or psychotherapy appropriate for you. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.