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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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My sister has been saying, there is someone in her head. She

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My sister has been saying, there is someone in her head. She will not go to doctor or talk to anyone. What can we do to help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
You need to get her to a mental health professional as soon as possible, especially if there are threatening voices in her head, or voices telling her to do things she does not want to do. You can reassure her that this is a fairly common condition and can usually be treated effectively.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Similarly, she needs to have a neurological work up to make sure there is not an organic condition causing her psychiatric disturbance. Blood tests, urine tests and often a head CT or MRI are needed to rule out a medical cause.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Do you have any follow up questions about this?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Were you able to get your sister some professional help? If not, keep trying as her feelings on the matter might change with consistent, loving support from her family.
Let me know if there is anything else I can do to be of help.