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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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I Know There Is Something Wrong With Me

From the UK: I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression last august and have been taking my meds But for a couple months or so I have felt there is something more “mentally wrong” with me. I am 100% sure there is something (non-living) in my flat as much as ive tried saying there’s not. I am constantly worried that people are going to break in. When im in the shower I about have...
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Increased Anxiety

A year ago I experienced a sudden increase in my anxiety level. I went to the doctor and got on lexapro and it started helping me almost immediately. I stayed on it for about 10 months and it caused such a significant weight gain and drop in libido so I wanted to try getting off. I tried (by myself) to wean off of it slowly but I think I went a little too quickly....
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My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we’ve meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don’t have the idea that he has been sick that way. We tried to communicate normally as younger adult, who is starting to feel something in between us, like falling...
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My Mother Is Numbing Herself

From the : My mother is going through a horrible divorce, and I’m afraid she isn’t dealing with it, just numbing herself. She has prescribed medication that I believe are interacting with each other. She sleep walks now and may be over-dosing herself, She doesn’t remember. I want to take her to a rehab but she is terrified of hospitals and is generally treated like trash by the personnel because she smokes. This morning...
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Child’s Father Won’t Take Medication for His Psychosis; Behavior Is Getting Worse

A year ago my son’s father stay involuntary at the psych ward at a hospital. He only took his meds for a week and didn’t follow up with the DR; he told the secretary he didn’t need to be there or take the meds. He was diagnosed with unspecified psychosis and prescribed olanzapine. His mom is schizophrenic bi polar. Before, his behavior was paranoid and had weird thoughts. When he went to jail he...
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Why Am I Having Hallucinations?

From the : I’m 42 and I keep seeing scary figures or people in my bedroom and feel someone touching my hand. It wakes me up from a sleep, I get so upset I’m crying and wake my boyfriend who’s always right beside me and he comforts me, I don’t know why this is happening to me? I do have chronic pain due to a serious car accident and take medication, BUT I’ve been...
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Unable to Release Supressed Emotions (Survivor of Emotional Abuse)

Hi, I take 5mg of Escilatopram (Lexapro) for around 10 years. I have extremely painful physical condition due to suppressed emotions – muscles are tensed to a level, that I’ve been diagnosed muscles atrophy, I’ve been doing dynamic psychotherapy for 2 years to no effect. The only thing which helps me – meditation. However I feel, that medicines, which I take, give me an effect like “energy rush” and overactive emotions in 5-6 hours...
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Paranoid Schizophrenic Father Told Conflicting Diagnoses

My father has had paranoid schizophrenia for about ten years now, but it was hidden from me until recently. It isn’t severe enough that he is suicidal or has hallucinations, from what I’ve seen. He has been taking Abilify. Around the summer of last year, his psychiatrist decreased his dosage. (I think his psychiatrist at the hospital also changed around this time.) Afterwards, his symptoms were exhibited more strongly again; he was very anxious,...
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Fear of Taking Meds and of Schizophrenia

Hey guys, so today I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and I told her about all my fears and insecurities especially my fear of schizophrenia. I told her my fear of schizophrenia at least 5 different times and each and every time she told me I don’t have it,then she went on to prescribe Wellbutrin and klonopin she told me to try this and she’ll see me in 1 month....
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Is It Really Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Bipolar?

I’m a 21 year old female I’ve had anxiety fir all my life i can remember as a child going around the house checking everyones pulse while they were sleeping i had it under control until an std scare after that i start having panic attacks everyday at least twice a day thrn i got a sinus infection i googled my symptoms and immediately thought stroke i was sure that u was going too...
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Psychotic Episodes 2-3 Times A Year

I have borderline personality disorder and have been receiving treatment for 8 yrs. Many things have improved. I have episodes 2-3 times a year that I have thoughts in my head that beat me down with criticisms, insults. Very harsh things. I fight them with all I have but am not able to stay in control. Self harming can help distract it, but this is getting worse. It’s a part that wants to hurt....
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