Psychosis Articles

There’s a Voice in My Head that Sometimes Controls What I Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I was have been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. I have this voice in my head that talks to me and tells me what to do. Sometimes it says things like "if you don't go do this you'll die" other times it ...

I Need Help Because I’m Angry and Sad All the Time

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
My brain is always clouded to the point I can't think straight and I'm irritable. I'm almost always either sad or angry, I do have some good days but they don't usually last longer than a week. I feel bad for my fiance ...

Could This Have Been Psychosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
This post is about my sister. We're pretty close in age(We are both teenagers) Like me, she has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder & she also has terrible anxiety. I've been getting increasingly worried about her because of her gruesome thoughts and withdrawal from ...

I Think My Boyfriend Is Schizophrenic. What Should I Do?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 16th, 2014
I have been in a relationship with a man I believe to be schizophrenic for 2 years. The problem is that he doesn't believe that there's anything wrong with him and becomes increasingly paranoid and aggressive if I try to talk to him about it. ...

I Am Mainly Having Strange Hallucinations & Need to Know What They Are

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
For the past 4 or so years, I have been having strange forms of hallucinations, of which I can find no information on, on the internet. When I look at an object such as a sewer lid (general object on the road) I do not ...

Paranoid Schizophrenic Father Told Conflicting Diagnoses

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
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, ...

Hearing Voices & Other Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 7th, 2014
Hi, I'm a 15 year old female. I've always believed things that many other people around me dont seem to believe. People can read my thoughts, Everyone is out to get me and hurt me. I'm also pretty socially awkward, often find myself not able ...

Psychotic Episodes 2-3 Times A Year

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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 ...

What Qualifies As Psychosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
I'm diagnosed as Bipolar II with Psychotic Features and I have been hearing voices/seeing/feeling things lately but today things got a little worse than they've been. I had this strong mental "movie" that I couldn't control playing in my mind of a person holding my ...

How to Tell My Family that I’m Schizoaffective?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
I'm getting evaluated by a psychiatrist on Monday, but everything points in that direction or at least to the schizophrenia spectrum. My mom is convinced that I'm bipolar since years, but I was never sure, because I had many stressors before. But I once tried lithium ...

Psychosis, Delusions, Substance Abuse: Possible Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
I know I am suffering from symptoms of schizophrenia but I also know I am not a doctor & self diagnosing can sometimes be counterproductive. I am hoping you can lend some insight to my current situation. I was hospitalized on March 1, 2014 after ...

Does My Daughter Have a Specific Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
My daughter, Sally, is 14 years old and she has been experiencing some unusual things for about 1 year now. She see shapes floating in the air, she will actually hear music, radio static, footsteps up and down the hallway, and people whispering. She will ...
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