Archives for Psychosis

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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Hallucinations

I awoke this morning to the sound of someone wearing flip flops walking into my room. The sound was very clear and distinct. My fiance has been out of town the last few weeks so I am alone in the house. After several minutes of panic, I convinced myself I was hearing things and went back to sleep.  Next, I was dreaming and then awoke to someone in bed lying next to me (spooning...
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Social Anxiety Plus … ?

I’ve had social anxiety as long as I can remember, and I can remember back to pre-school. I did not get diagnosed until I was 17. A couple years before, I started experiencing moments in time where I felt like I wasn’t in reality. I felt as if my arms did not belong to me and that I was looking through someone else’s eyes. My surroundings would seem non-existent. I never told my therapist...
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Boyfriend Had a Psychotic Episode, How Do I Help Him?

About 5 months ago I met a very special guy. We were both in bad places at the time, neither thinking a deep emotional connection was what we were ready for. Life however had other ideas. The way it began was so organic we just went with it. One year previous he experienced drug induced psychosis. As the days passed we grew closer however, I was experiencing my own pain from an abortion I...
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Occasional Internal Auditory Hallucinations

I am quite concerned that I may be developing schizophrenia, or some similar issue. I’m 20 years old, and have always dealt with anxiety, as well as some hypochondria. My health anxiety peaked in high school for several months, and it was during this time that I began experiencing internal auditory hallucinations. They would occur at night, as I was falling asleep. The best way to describe it would be like a radio randomly...
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Ex Partner & Psychotic Behavior

My husband of 18 years left a year ago, with no warning. He had demonstrated some strange behaviour during this time, but he is very secretive and deceitful and can hide things very well. Within a week of leaving his family of five children he lost his job. Prior to this he had been very successful in work. The past five years however he has changed jobs many times, although I don’t think I...
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Terrified for My Daughter’s Safety

My daughter befriended someone who has serious mental health issues; unknown what they are. She is now really afraid for her safety, as am I. This man is showing up at her home every day from some distance away. He is trying to gain entry to her home, because he thinks that he lives there and that this is their family home. She has repeatedly tried to tell him this isn’t the case. He...
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Avoidant Personality Disorder Mixed with ???

I dated a girl for 9 months/moved in with 17 yrs old daughter for 7 months. She slept in separate room but had no issue with sex after daughter was asleep. Daughter discovered us 4 months after move in. The daughter had a very strange “Panic” type of reaction and the next day she began sleeping in the daughter’s room. Sex was moved outside the house except when daughter was away. When I pursued...
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