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Scared & Schizophrenic 2 Years Off Medication

I am a 27 year old unmedicated physical and sexual abuse victim with ADHD Anxiety Bipolar Depression Schizophrenia, OCD social paranoia and just recently left my husband of 5 1/2 years and began another relationship immediately. I’m afraid to get on my medication because ive been off them for so long i dont know who ill be, what should i do? my bf tells me i dont need my medication that im just fine...
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Do All the Different Medications Make It Worse?

From Switzerland: My story began in 1999 at the age of 29, when I was diagnosed with depression and agoraphobia. In the years between now and then I struggled with various prescriptions. The „protagonist“ was always a SSRI. I tested around six of them. Then of course after the severe anxieties and panic attacks they gave me bezodiazepine Lorazepam (named Temesta), where soon I was addicted to and still am. Now, after all these...
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Confusion about ADHD Medication

From Denmark: Hi, I am living in Denmark, I found your website, very interesting about ADHD and, I have a question about medication, which I would to have some advice about. And sorry if my message is a bit long. I am a 35 male, diagnosed with ADHD, for 4 months ago. I do work as a doctor, taking my residency in orthopedic surgery. Due to the stress at work, my symptoms were aggravating,...
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I Feel Embarrassed to Go Out and Meet New Friends

I’m taking Renax Alprazolam medicine and Risperdal Consta Risperdal injection. Doctor prescribed Renax half pill when needed for anxiety. But haven’t told him about having the phobia and panic attacks. The appointment is in one month from now. Is this Renax drug suitable also for phobias, social phobias and panic attack also? How much maximum pills i can take per day? Now i’m taking half pill of a whole pill that is...
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Paranoid Schizophrenia with Intolerance to Anti-Psychotics

I had my first psychotic episode about 3 years ago after long periods of stress and some sleepless nights, which lasted about 3 months. I was a PhD student at the time and I was living alone. First month, I was completely detached from reality with delusions but without any hallucinations. I also had severe anxiety with panic attacks later. My friend brought me to the psychiatrist and after lots of tests, he diagnosed...
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Schizophrenia Issues

Hello, First and foremost I am currently starting psychiatric care again after 7 years with a view to changing/increasing my medication. I am currently taking rispirodone 3mg once a day and I have been for 7 years. My condition makes me feel like everybody whether they are real people in my life or characters on a tv show or unknown voices in my head, they are all trying to navigate me through my life....
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Research Question on Depression

This is for research. How you would support the psychiatrist’s recommendation to use Lexapro medication to a hesitant client despite its limitations? A. You can assist a client in considering the pros and cons of a medication. Present the client with all pertinent information about the medication and encourage him or her to do additional research. You can also encourage the client to try the medication and see how they like it. If it’s...
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I Feel Something Is Wrong and My Parents Won’t Believe Me

I don’t know what is happening to me, I have really bad depression and sometimes I just get all happy and excited about everything and then out of nowhere without reason I get too depressed, I used to consume drugs but I stop consuming a year ago, but it still feels like nothing is real, also I have attempted suicide like 5 times, I feel like I’m losing my mind, I feel like I’m...
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Does Depression Worsen with Age?

Hello. I have suffered from depression for about 15 years, but right now I am experiencing symptoms I have never had before. I’ve always felt the emptiness, the numbness, fatigue and often the suicidal ideation (more often than I care to elaborate on). But now my depression is either changing or worsening. These new symptoms include disliking the light; I’d rather sit in a dark room alone. I’m not enjoying anything, but it’s much...
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Are Lamotrigine Rashes Always Itchy?

From India: Lamotrigine rashes always itchy? In other words, I want to know that if there is a possibility that I developed a Lamotrigine rash (say, at a body location which is out of my eye sight) and I would not know of it. Because if rashes are itchy, I would obviously know. A: I’m sorry. I can’t answer this kind of question. The therapists at PsychCentral are not medical doctors. We are psychologists and...
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I Am Other People in My Head

Hi, I have something that’s been worrying me… You know how you see yourself as yourself? Well with me, I see myself as different people. When I picture myself or become aware of myself, I am another person. An example, one of the people I see myself as is a feminine guy with long hair. When I’m him I feel like guy, and take on a different personality. Another main one, is I become...
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