Psychosis Articles

Homicidal Thoughts Not Controlled by Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I'm 17 and currently diagnosed with bi-polar mania and depression. I live in a residential home due to my mental illness but I'm close to returning home. My Issue: I think I have 2 separate brains - the big one is mine that I control and ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 4th, 2014
I have been in a relationship for five years with a man who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, depression with psychotic features. For the most part, his disorder does not have a negative impact on our relationship. He has trouble keeping his place clean and ...

I Feel like I’m Losing Grip

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
First of all, I didn't know which topic to put it under, since it also involves my husband, and the other, that being psychosis, but since I'm the person feeling it, I believe it should be psychosis. Allow me to explain-both me and my husband ...

My Ex Might Be Paranoid … What To Do?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I met this guy online in January. Things started out great. But slowly, I began to notice things that were not normal with him. Here are a few examples: 1. One day I was out with my co-workers and while were were out he texted me. ...

I Think I Have The “Truman” Disorder, Feel I’m Being Watched As An Experiment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Q. I seem detached from some things, while being too deep into other things. Also, i sometimes feel like people and even tv are giving me "signals". i know how stupid and crazy this all sounds so i'm hoping that's a good thing, but i ...

I Have Many Symptoms of Schizophrenia. What Are Some Diagnoses I Should Look Into?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Hi, I have many schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations (auditory and visual), delusions (I feel as though someone is always watching me), and (just minor) paranoia (I don't trust people). However, I am a very level-headed person. I never have mood-swings or feel overwhelmed at ...

Brother Can’t Accept that “Memories Of Past” Never Really Happened

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
My brother just started working at a company as an independent contractor and since then he has starting telling my parents and me that they (his co-workers) are all playing secret mind games with him. He's telling us he's met them before and describing in ...

Afraid My Wife May Be Paranoid Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 9th, 2014
About a month and 1/2 ago my wife started thinking someone was hacking into her Facebook account and reading her notifications. I put all the security measures in place and ensured her she was safe. It has gradually gotten worse to the point she believes ...

My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we've meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don't ...

I Suspect My Brother Has a Disorder, But No One Will Listen

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 7th, 2014
My brother is 20, and I suspect he has a psychological disorder. He is crazily religious, and says he can see Jesus. He is hateful towards other religions. He does not practice what he preaches, and finds himself perfect with god. He lacks empathy for ...

Psychotic Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Ever since middle school I've had these thoughts and feelings that everything I looked at didn't seem real. It seemed fake. As if I was living in a game. As I got older to where I am now I feel as if I really am ...
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