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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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Perfectionist Qualities Causing Me School Related Anxiety

Hi! I am a junior in a BSN program. Nursing school is obviously a lot of hard work. I love my major, but I have such bad “anxiety” lately. I make very strict to-do lists every day, I am incredibly organized, and can time manage very well.  However, it never feels like I do enough. I study every day. All of my time goes towards school work and studying for my exams. I read...
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Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of routine etc with a young one I stopped my medication, my doctor knows this but could not persuade me otherwise and before this had intentions of discharging me as...
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By Mid-Afternoon I’m Depressed

I’m 36. I have dealt with depression after my first son was born and have been dealing with it for 8 years. Right now I am on 100mg lamitical and 10mg of abilify. It’s weird because in the morning I feel great, but mid -afternoon I get depressed and angry. The tiniest things make me cry or make me flip out in anger. I’m not sure what is going on. My de wants to...
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Strange Symptoms/Hereditary Question

My history of problems has been seizure disorders and depression. I let neither keep me from my daily schedule. My mother (extremely great mother) has been on zanax of zoloft or something related for years and urges me to go on medication. I’m very relaxed but mentally, I think I’m overly sensitive. I have drank too much almost daily for almost 10 years, recently cutting back and feeling benefits. My question about hereditary is...
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I Feel Violent Towards People Who I Don’t Know

6 months ago I was diagnosed with agoraphobia. I was severely depressed. I am currently taking 20mg of Celexa once a day . I’m no longer housebound. But from time to time I get depressed out of nowhere for no reason at all. Also, I feel extremely violent towards people I don’t even know, but I do not act on these feelings. Should I talk to my doctor and possibly see if I need...
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