Our expert says:
The young man is obviously unwell and in urgent need of help and assessment. There are many possible explanations for his condition. If he has been fasting for some other reason, that could cause chemical imbalances which in turn could cause him to hear voices ; or if he began by becoming hallucinated due to schizophrenia, physical illness and high fever, severe Depression or Bipolar Disorder, or whatever, that may have led to delusions of some mystic need to fast.
Alcojol abuse can do it, and if he has become used to a high alcohol intake, suddenly stopping or cutting down on that intake can lead to DTs and include such odd experiences. And depending on what drugs he has been taking, he drugs themselves, or withdrawal from them, can also cause a conditio like this.
Is it possible to approach and speak to some of the other students he is staying with ? Surely they have noiced something wrong, and could perhaps find help for him through the university or wherever they are studying, as well as being able to find and contact his parents.
The young man sounds confused and disorganized, and would probably no be a threat except by accident, but could be some danger to himself or others, if allowed to go untreated for long.
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