In the episode "All Good Things..." of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard is seen jumping through time, but being himself at different ages, so it is not a normal time jump where his body moves back and forward in time.

It is mentioned that he was suffering from a disease. Was that disease the cause of the time jumps or having the effect on his memory that appears like time jumps?

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    Q caused the time jumps. The disease in the future just caused people not to believe him/ think he was crazy.
    – Tronman
    Mar 10, 2020 at 0:53

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No, Q is responsible for the time jumping.

He confirms this after being confronted by Picard:

PICARD: Are you responsible for my shifting through time?
Q: I'll answer that question if you promise you won't tell anyone. (in Picard's ear) Yes.

(TNG: All Good Things...)

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