Archives for Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse

Alcohol-Induced Psychosis, DID or Alcohol Idiosyncratic Intoxication?

Hello, I am writing here today in efforts to get some guidance and insight into my girlfriend’s undiagnosed condition as I will explain below: My background is a bachelors degree in psychology and with my current experience can identify brief periods of psychosis while intoxicated, I’m really not qualified or know much, that is why I am looking for professional guidance as I know how serious untreated mental illness can become! I have only...
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Need Alcohol to Communicate

Hi, I’m a quiet person who doesn’t talk much. When I do talk to someone I can’t think of things to say and it all feels a bit uncomfortable. When I drink alcohol and start to feel the effects I become more confident and open, my mood is elevated so I feel much happier and can pretty much talk to anyone. I’d like to be like that without the alcohol. I’m just not sure...
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Was I Raped and/or Abused?

From Canada: I’m in treatment for bulimia and alcoholism and I’ve been consumed by thoughts of past events. When I was 12, a stranger touched my breast outside my shirt, and said very vulgar things to me. That isn’t sexual abuse, is it? That’s all he did. I just can’t stop thinking about it. Then, as a young adult, I had three encounters that I don’t really understand: 1. A stranger in college fondled...
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Boyfriend Had a Psychotic Episode, How Do I Help Him?

About 5 months ago I met a very special guy. We were both in bad places at the time, neither thinking a deep emotional connection was what we were ready for. Life however had other ideas. The way it began was so organic we just went with it. One year previous he experienced drug induced psychosis. As the days passed we grew closer however, I was experiencing my own pain from an abortion I...
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Own Life Falling Apart while Coping with Partner with PTSD Anxiety & Depression

Dear Doctor: I hope that you can help. I guess my question is how to help me cope with this situation. My partner (f) was diagnosed with PTSD last year following childhood abuse & traumas. In connection with this she does struggle to live her life, but she is getting help, both therapy cognitive and medication including anti psychs, pills for depression and anxiety. Now I support best I can but life has been...
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I Don’t Even Know What I Need Help With

From a 15 year old in the : I don’t know where to start or what to say, but I know I am depressed. I have been thinking for quite a while now that I have bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, or both. I imagine flashbacks and I talk to myself most of the time, specifically I have multiple voices in my head that are all their own person. I have 4 personalities,...
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Alcohol, Separation, Always Seemingly Play Second Fiddle

I have been married just under a year to my now partner of nearly 4 years. It hasn’t been easy, but it hasn’t all been terrible. My partner, a year younger than me of 26, has been struggling with addiction for the entire time I’ve known him. He is mostly wonderful and highly functioning, except he would get into moods and lose his job or other. Now I am trying to discuss when we...
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Can I Get Better Without Losing My Family?

At the age of 17 i was an alcoholic and i smoked until i sat down one day and stopped. i moved and never drank/smoked again. i became homeless so in order to avoid the state taking my child i told his father to take care of him. i became abusive toward a partner because of tiny things. we broke up and i started to fix my life i was constantly in and out...
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Does He Have Schizoaffective Disorder & What Is the Right Medication?

My son came home from Colorado and has been drinking and smoking pot for about a year. When he came home he was a little paranoid but ok. He went to see some friends and partied for 3 days, he said he only drank. When he came home he was hearing voices and uncontrollable we took him to a hosp. and they admitted him and gave him some medication. He went into outpatient therapy,...
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Spouse Scared of Outcomes of Moving Back to Area

My spouse and I have been living apart since day 1, living in different states. He battles issues of addiction, but seems to be fine with kicking the drug piece. Alcohol is still heavily involved. He moved away in with his sister 1,000 miles away to escape the problems faced here and restart his life. He eventually married me after 3 years of dating. He hasnt started a new career, couldnt get into the...
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Very ‘Odd’ Behaviors

I used to get many strange looks for the things I did, like smash a bird on the beach with a rock when I was younger, blow fish up with fireworks, laugh when a rock was thrown at a bird and broke its wing, and I also used to abuse pets a lot as well. I used to beat the dog, I would choke my pet hamster until his eyes started bugging out, stuff...
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Concerned about Antisocial Personality Disorder

From the : I am 50 years old and have battled all sorts of issues in my life…but one that really stands out is that I lie all of the time, and I’ve progressively gotten worse. I have addiction and find it hard to stay sober because I can’t seem to stay honest. I’m desperate for help. I am thinking I should go check myself in to a psychiatric hospital…not sure though…please advise A:...
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