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Bipolar and the Medicine Dilemma

I’m diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and general anxiety. I’ve been on lithium, depakote, paxil, haldol, hydroxyzine, and others. I’m currently only taking Trazadone 100mg for sleep. I have a behavioral problem that I’ve had all my life where I get excited about really unimportant things (high score on a game, picture I took on my phone, etc) and I bite my hand. It’s to the point where my hand is pretty calloused. I never...
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Everyone Hates Me and I Want To Die

I see a therapist at CAMHS under NHS for depression and Social Anxiety, I’m on Anti-depressants (fluoxetine) and take two 20mg tablets a day but they don’t do anything. Basically I constantly feel like killing myself and I regularly plan how I’m going to do it. I can’t stop feeling like I want to die and shouldn’t be here and I also think everyone else hates me too. Therapy isn’t doing anything because I...
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SSRI Withdrawal or Return of the Issue?

From Bosnia and Herzegovina:¬†Hello, two years ago i was diagnosed a depression with anxiety. I was prescribed 20mg Xanax per day. I felt better after a week or two, and as the therapy continued I noticed further improvements in my mental state. I wasn’t concerned with irrelevant things anymore, became more focused, I started to enjoy sincerely. Some four months ago, after almost two years of therapy, I began to work and started...
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I Feel I am Going Out of Control

I’ve been feeling so bad lately, and I’m getting worried that I am losing control of myself. For the last months I’ve been more distressed than usual, and most recently very sad/angry/hopeless. It seems that I am a bitter, always angry person (well, i think i’ve been like this since childhood). But it’s getting out ot of control. Today my mom got home and realized I hadn’t done something she told me to, and...
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Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I’ve had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I’m changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? I’m struggling with hallucinations. I hear voices and sometimes see those people. I have Joe, his twin brother Eric, his daughter Ava and his cat Spud. Joe keeps a...
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Might I Have Bipolar Disorder?

I wonder if I might have ultradian cycling bipolar disorder. I am 23 now. When I was a sophomore in high school I had a depressive episode. When I am was a sophomore in college I had a Zoloft induced manic episode where I became so impulsive and irritable that I was a threat to myself. However lately, say for the past year, my mood swings enormously in a single 24 hour period. I...
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Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

From Pakistan:¬†One year ago my sister’s behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her body started vibration and severe pain in legs. we rush in different hospitals but no advantage. 5 days she couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat. The condition was worst. One hospital...
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Sudden Paralysis

I suddenly freeze. Cannot move, except eyeballs. Cannot talk, my tongue plants itself on the roof of my mouth, and then my jaw drops. I am in whatever position I was in sometimes for over a hour. Other people can move me, but I will stay in that position that they leave me in. My mind is conscious, and aware of my surroundings. Sometimes I tremor or shake a little, especially my head. Sometime...
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Fear of Relationships

From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I’ve been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year in other city my anxiety level very increased). I started to take drugs because of insomnia and high anxiety level. Time to time, I visit a psychiatrist. I had...
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Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

Hi, I want to know…Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn’t very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried about him, my brother thinks that someone can control him or he says here is a man reads his minds… So we want be sure that does my brother...
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Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I’m worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could easily get it. My main issues before being diagnosed with paranoia were anxiety related. I always thought people were staring at me, laughing at me, or judging me in...
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Not Able to Understand Reality

I have Pure O OCD and i think i have Aspergers too. I am struggling with the OCD as thoughts often tear me down in my subconscious without any way to calm myself down. The thing i struggle with the most or would want to cure myself of first is the inability to understand what is happening in reality. for eg. If i were to enter a room i would not understand or be...
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