Archives for Psychosis

Internal Auditory Hallucinations & Compulsive Commands

I’ve been having emotional issues for a few years. Nonetheless, these have been somewhat manageable. However, I became increasingly paranoid this winter. I thought that people were trying to poison me, I feared that family members were going to kill me. I was aware that these thoughts were illogical, but I couldn’t shake the fear that they caused me. I would get panic attacks thinking that I drank from a poisoned water fountain. I...
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I Find It Hard to Support Myself Emotionally

From the : I am the youngest of four children. Mother and sister are schizophrenic. Mother has been affected ever since I was a kid. Sister’s case is severe and started about 15 years ago. One sister was epileptic and prone to violence but committed suicide 12 years ago. Father is old but still keeps busy with his work and I feel he has long neglected the family running after his work. Eldest sister...
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Why Can’t Anyone Find A Diagnosis For Me?

Hi, within the past year I have been hospitalized three times and I have been in two treatment centers. I have been diagnosed with everything from Borderline to Bipolar with Psychosis, but all of my treating physicians say that those diagnosis’ are incorrect. I deal with chronic suicidal thoughts, frequent self-harm, I apparently engage in risky behaviors, I lack eye contact, I can’t tell the difference between different emotions, I don’t feel pain, I...
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The Start of an Episode?

I suspect I am in the starting states of an psychotic episode, and I have no idea what to actually do. A. The early stages of psychosis are referred to as prodromal symptoms. The prodromal period refers to the time between an individual’s change in functioning up until the onset of full-blown psychosis. In the absence of treatment, the prodromal phase can lead to an acute psychotic episode. You did not mention what symptoms...
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Dealing With The Aftermath of Psychosis

Hi, Please help. In October 2013, my Granny had passed away due to a long term battle with Cancer. Shortly after this (January 2014) my Girlfriend of 6 years had developed Psychosis and spent the next few months going in and out of hospital. I have stayed with her for the past year and a half dealing with it. throughout the past year, I have had two friends that were getting rather violent and...
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Good Kind of Schizophrenia?

For the last few years or so, I’ve been hearing this voice in my head. It’s as if there is another person in there talking to me throughout the day. But the voice is never harsh. Like how they say demons haunt a Schizophrenic mind. This voice is more of an angel’s voice. Like it calms me down when I get anxious or start to panic. My question is, is it possible that there...
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I Am Struggling with Hallucinations & Feelings of Disconnect with Reality

I keep encountering figures of a humans that appear in front of me when no one is there. Sometimes the figures look like a real person while other times they look like a fuzzy version of the human figure. I have also seen versions of human clothes in front of me, but these don’t have not any heads or limbs but frighten me enough to check and see if someone is actually there. These...
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I Think My Mom Is Going Crazy

My mother is 43 years of age. Within the last couple years, she has been getting worse. She claims that there are ghosts in the house that want to hurt her. Along with the constant saying that, I’m lying to her that I don’t love her and that I was never there for her. She claims that I always go run to my dad for everything and she is very paranoid about everything. I...
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What’s Wrong with Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, and its driving me crazy. I was dx with schizophrenia, but even though I feel like I don’t have that, just knowing about it doesn’t help anything at all. I am in an early psychosis program, and they’ve helped me a lot but I still feel like I’m not getting any better with some things. I feel like I can never be normal or live normally…. I...
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Alcohol-Induced Psychosis, DID or Alcohol Idiosyncratic Intoxication?

Hello, I am writing here today in efforts to get some guidance and insight into my girlfriend’s undiagnosed condition as I will explain below: My background is a bachelors degree in psychology and with my current experience can identify brief periods of psychosis while intoxicated, I’m really not qualified or know much, that is why I am looking for professional guidance as I know how serious untreated mental illness can become! I have only...
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I Procrastinate, Talk to Myself & Not Other People, Smoke Lots of Cigarettes

For a long time now I have been procrastinating about everything such as chores around the house, things I think I might want to do with my time. I spend a lot of time talking to myself when I am off of work and avoiding people. All my days seem like they’re dragging on. I smoke almost two packs of cigarettes a day. I am constantly bombarded by negative self defeating thoughts that never...
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Is This a Bereavement Issue?

A 30 year old female accidentally ran over and killed her 3 year old three years ago. Devastated by the incident, she now sees the child everywhere she goes and behaves as if the child is alive. She has never visited the gravesite. She sets a plate with food for the child, turns down and makes the bed, buys clothes and toys for the child, is planning to enroll the child in school, and...
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