9. Depression Can Cause Hallucinations
One of the most severe forms of depression is psychotic depression and this form of depression involves hearing and seeing things that are not real. People who suffer from this are highly suspicious of other people and tend to spend more time by themselves than with others. Patients with psychotic depression often act out on the ‘voices in their head’ and are highly likely to cause injury to themselves and to others.
20% of people all over the world who have a severe form of depression suffer from psychotic depression. One of the treatments used to calm down patients is a shock treatment because the effect on calming the brain is much faster when compared to using antidepressants.