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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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Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he has experienced. When he was at his worst point in the illness he only experienced negative auditory and tactile hallucinations. Before returning to his apartment last night, he came...
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Anxiety and Gastroenteritis

From the US: Back around April/May I was having chest pains for a couple weeks. When I asked my doctor about it, he told me that I had gastroenteritis and said that it was probably caused by a warm weather virus with the changing season or by exercise and that it was nothing to worry about. I was also told that being stressed could make it worse. I have generalized anxiety disorder, so being...
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Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

From the : My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little “hmm”s that tell me she isn’t really listening to me. This went on for about a year, and I finally got fed up and told her to stop what she was doing, sit down and pay...
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Wife Having Paranoia

I need some advice about my wife. She’s 33 years old and has never had any issues besides being ADD and having some anxiety. She was on Methadone for 6 years and Xanax for 2 years. She’s in a program now coming off both. Back in March she started thinking someone she meet online was hacking into our computers and email. I did everything I could to make sure we we’re secure but she...
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Intrusive Thoughts and OCD

For the last few months, I’ve had constant sexual intrusive thoughts and they have been driving me crazy. They’ve caused me so much anxiety and I started seeing a therapist about a lot of the issues that I’ve struggled with. It’s helped me get through a lot of the anxiety and the thoughts have stopped. I would never act on my impulses and I made an appointment with my doctor for a week from...
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I Feel Like I’m Losing My Mind

I cant controll almost never ending racing thoughts alot of them can be very violentother times its paranoia about different things like im realy starting to beive my co workers are plotting against meand my emotions can change in minute to days from ican literraly do anything example i was put in a position that i knew i could handle was asked several times if i was ok and i replied yes but they...
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Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

I’ve been having strange feelings recently. Feelings that cause me to do things like avoid my friends and family. It’s not just that. Some nights I start crying for no reason and I can’t stop. I always feel like I’m going to have a panic attack. I’ve had severe ADD my whole life but I don’t think it’s causing this. Last week I read an article about a girl with anxiety and I could...
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Tired of Dealing with Anxiety

I have been dealing with anxiety for a few years now and I am just so tired of it. I’ve probably had anxiety since high school but didn’t really know it until college. I had a really hard time when I went away to school. I was lonely, upset, and stressed so I reached out to the counseling center. I have been seeing the same counselor now since my first semester of college (I...
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My 9-Year-Old Son Needs Help

My soon to be 9 year old son is constantly saying he wishes he was dead, or that he is going to kill others. He punches himself in the head. He has severe mood swings. loud noise bothers him deeply, where he has to cover his ears. He is having horrible accidents (started to occur within the last 2 months and is now in pullups) and he cannot sit still, he cannot listen to...
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