This sign is called hallucinating and can be
caused by high fevers, drug reactions, or some type of poisoning. If the sign
suddenly appears, consider these possibilities first. They mean your child
needs medical attention immediately.
Your child may tell you about things that may
seem like auditory or visual hallucinations when they are only dreams. At other
times, it just seems to him like something odd happened when it did not. Any of
these causes do not last long and do not recur. Even at that, do not brush them
off as unimportant. As with other signs, watch for additional indicators of
When hallucinations are a sign of mental
illness, they happen from time-to-time. Also, your child believes they are
real. Usually, he will tell you about them, especially if you ask if he is
still hearing the voices or seeing the visions. If not, you can likely tell by
watching him. You will see he is watching the visions or listening to the
voices. Again, keep in mind this sign, as others, may be related to substance
misuse and abuse. Simply stay open to the possibility and take any suspicion
you have seriously.
Let’s finish consideration of mentally ill
children by reiterating this point. These signs are very serious. If you see
any of them in your child, Get specialized help. Your physician will help you
get the help your child must have.