Psychosis Articles

Is My Son Misdiagnosed or Is There Something I Should Be Asking His Counselor About?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I am scared of my son, he shows no emotion, he kills our pets, he attacks me, he stares through me, he started a bonfire in our attic while everyone was asleep, we all came close to dying, he shows his private parts to his ...

Major Seizure Event that Has Resulted in Further Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Last year on September 9th I had a major seizure episode from Late Onset Epilepsy. I was transported to a hospital, put into an induced coma for approximately 48 hours, then weaned off the medications and awoken. I subsequently spent 3 months in rehabilitation working ...

Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I've had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I'm changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? ...

Sister-In-Law Is Delusional After a Stroke

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 19th, 2014
My brother's wife had a stroke about a year ago. He is completely devoted to her. She has partial paralysis and slight trouble with speech. A few months after the stroke, she started accusing my brother of having an affair with a woman that lives ...

Could My Boyfriend Be Schizophrenic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
My boyfriend has begun acting very strange, starting about 6 months ago. He started watching these videos on spirit science and developed an obsession with theories and conspiracies. He started talking about it to anyone who would listen. He broke up with me so I ...

I Have Been Diagnosed with DID But Can I Have Schizophrenia Too?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hi. Since I was three years old I have been dissociated, and as I got older I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, I have always seen things other people couldn't, and heard voices. I believe I can do magic, and my ...

I Have Paranoid Delusions Two Weeks Out of Every Few Months

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
They're around different times every year. It seems to be random, but every few months, a get delusional to the point of not leaving my house for about two weeks time. It goes away instantly, but not before wrecking my life/relationships/stability. I suffer from major ...

I Feel as if I’m Being Watched

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 6th, 2014
Please Help Me? I will start by saying... I have a crystal meth habit. I know it's a major factor in my mental state, but I truly believe it goes further than that. I don't know who else to turn to, please hear me out. ...

My Husband Sees Dead People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
My husband's mother died 2 years ago, but yesterday he told me that he had an hour long conversation with her. He said he's been seeing her everywhere, and that she's trying to tell him something. He also said that's he's been hearing voices who ...

Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
From Pakistan: One year ago my sister's behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her ...

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...