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Is It Possible I Don’t Have Schizophrenia?

Every time I go to a psychiatrist they say I have schizophrenia. However, I’ve been diagnosed with a lot of other things. The disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder, schizoid personality disorder, major depression, OCD, and a phobia of driving. OCD has recently been taken off of my “#8221; I’m either a lot “sicker” than I realize or something is off about all these diagnoses. I actually agree with most of them, except for schizophrenia....
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Paranoid Girlfriend

I want to learn how to deal with my female friend that has a paranoid disorder. My girlfriend is undiagnosed. However, displays every symptom of the paranoid personality disorder. I was searching for an explanation as to why she has gotten worse in her paranoia. It has turned into a love-hate relationship. I know that my responses to her are wrong because things only escalate. I will not confess to things I didn’t do...
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Psychotic Episodes at Night?

Since I was younger child I recall having a weird episode at night that distracts me from sleeping; this involves surges of anger throughout my body. However I feel incredibly numb physically, and heavy in all of my body. To cope with this, when younger, I would kick and scream in my bed until I finally would “pass out” (or fall asleep without intending to.) Now, I harm myself through punching, scratching, cursing at...
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Should I See a Psychologist?

From a 19-year-old woman in the : I am experiencing a number of problems, I have never seen a psychologist, and I would like to receive some input as to the nature of my state: I have had voices inside of my head for quite a time now. Note: These are not external voices. They are simply internal voices that feel separate from my own thoughts. This is what confuses me, what is the...
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Slight Disassociation, Feeling that Body Was Changing in Size

I experienced a very strange sensation earlier today. I was having a very intense, emotional conversation with my sister, and my hands were over my face, because such conversations go easier for me if I can “hide” myself. While we were still talking, I had this feeling like a partial detachment from reality coupled with the feeling that my hands and my head were alternately growing and shrinking, my hands being alternately huge on...
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Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

I am trying to figure out if certain problem I am currently experiencing is social phobia, paranoia, or it is something serious like schizophrenia. It started when I (age 26) went on a trip to Europe with my brother and I got a terrible flu, and on our tour bus I began having a psychosis. I thought I could hear the whole bus talking about me being stupid and ugly. Even outside where we...
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I’m Wondering if Something Is Wrong with Me

I’m an emotional wreck. Nothing triggers it. I just get emotional out of nowhere. I will cry for hours for no reason. I keep hearing voices in my head saying there’s something watching me and then i would freak out and start shaking and sobbing even more. I sometimes have to cover my ears in attempt to quiet down the voices. I also have an unhealthy habit of food binging. I can’t help it...
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My Mother’s Been Diagnosed with Bipolar But I’m Worried It’s a Wrong Diagnosis!

Hi there, my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar about four years ago after years of misdiagnoses. She has been on Risperidone for about 4 years now and has usually been okay. But in the last year she’s had two episodes, not full-blown but bad enough to cause us all stress (her family). I have two questions today: Does this mean the medication is no longer working? And secondly, her symptoms are listed anywhere as...
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Mentally Ill Brother?

I am very worried about my older brother. In the past 6 months he has started behaving very strangely. He has forged my name and my parents’ names on rental documents and doesn’t see anything wrong with it. Additionally, he is exhibiting very paranoid behavior, he gave away his cats, whom he loved for more than 5 years, and his reasoning is that my Dad is going to send him to jail! According to...
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My Niece Is Disturbed and Withdrawn

It is about my niece. She is withdrawn, hardly smiles and likes to draw disturbing images. My sister passed away 4 years back. Her daughter is 12 years old is very quite and withdrawn she does not like to talk about her feelings. She sometimes open up to me recently her drawing are very dark and disturbing, she likes horror and draws this black faceless figure, when I asked who is that she said it...
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Is Relationship Cheating Wrong?

From the : I’m a 12th grader in high school, and I’m having a relationship issue. I suffer from depression, with some symptoms of psychosis present. Furthermore, while I do not have an official diagnosis, it is generally believed by family and my school that I have aspergers. My teachers and counselor have been pressuring my parents for some time to seek a doctor, we don’t have the funds. Since ninth grade, I’ve been dating...
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