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Sister’s Identity Crisis

My sister, 33 yo healthy, college educated, professional female, has described a phenomenon that has repeatedly (3-5 times in the past 2 years) happened to her. She will be doing something in one room and someone (her husband or mother) will speak to her in another room, while walking into the room she is in. When they enter the room she loses her identity completely and thinks that she is the other person. She...
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I Feel like I’m Going Crazy

About a month ago I started hearing things in my head. It has only happened about five times during this time. The sounds always come from the right side of my head but at the same time it feels like they are whispering in my ear. The fist time I heard it, it sounded like multiple voices whispering harshly into my ear. I didn’t understand anything they said. The second time it was a...
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Killing

I feel as if I’m losing my sanity. I have the urge to kill anyone and have no mercy towards family or friends. I love blood and gore. I love the feeling of gaining the power in life or death. I love the feeling of a knife in my hand. I was wondering why that for the last few weeks ive gained stronger urges every time I wake. Please take me seriously. I am...
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Friend and Her Mom Believe the Neighbors Are Trying to Get Them

She and her mom believe the neighbors are trying to get them. My friend is losing her dad to cancer. She recently told me that she believes her neighbors and others are repeatedly breaking in, poisoning their food, and following them around. At first I believed her, but now I think she is paranoid since things seem to be getting worst. I believe it was her Mom who first put this thought in her...
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I Have Intrusive Thoughts

From Canada: I’m needing answers :( okay so I’ve recently been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and a little of ocd my own voice in my head tells me to hurt people and it causes me stress irritable and sad and anxiety sometimes I feel I’m going insane I’m on cipralex/lexapro it does help a lot but today I got those horrible thoughts when I was in the mall and I sometimes change my...
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I’m Depressed & Somewhat Suicidal

My psychologist says I’m not depressed. She says I’m finding excuses. Maybe I am, But I have no concentration, I don’t want to do anything. I feel hopeless, life, the future, everything seems hopeless. Sometimes I just feel like dying. I’ve been told I have delusions and paranoia. For years I lived thinking an audience was watching me. I would talk to myself all the time, although I thought I was talking to the...
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My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

From the : Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I’m 19). I’ve had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which I am going through right now. I’ve tried a variety of treatments, and am currently NOT on any medication. I have had some new symptoms lately. I have terrible...
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Acute Symptoms of Psychosis & Paranoia

My family member, age 50 female, worked as a social worker. She led a healthy life, went on frequent hikes, ate healthy, etc. My family has no history of psychosis. One day she left work and came back with symptoms of psychosis, delusions (visual and auditory), very anxious, with incoherent chain of thought. She has had severe migraines for many years. I took her to several psychiatrists and all of them have attributed the...
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What Are My Odds of Contracting Schizophrenia?

Hello, I’m currently in an introductory psychology class, and we’re going over abnormalities. My instructor is fascinated with schizophrenia, and reminds us nearly every day that my age group is most prone to get this devastating condition. So, I went to my family history to learn whether or not I was vulnerable. I have no history of schizophrenia or any mental health condition on my dad’s side. On my mom’s side, my aunts, uncles,...
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Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

I am a 20 year old male. And for the last few weeks I have been suffering from extreme Derealization and fear it’s something more than anxiety and stress. I am incredibly stressed because I had life goals and plans that did not happen because of me being colorblind (I wanted to join the military) I have wanted to join since a child. Since then every avenue I have chose has been rocky because...
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Concerned about My Mental State

I have problems organizing my thoughts or connecting them. My long term and short term memory are always fuzzy. Trouble focusing. Sporadic sleeping patterns. I’m 20 now, but since about 7th grade I’ve had strange feelings and emotions. I could never focus in school. It was like I thought about everything and nothing all at once and it just became a huge gnarled mass of abstract thoughts with little foundation. I’ve had some darkness...
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Chances of Reoccurrence of Psychosis

Please help me answer this question. I am currently on antipsychotics Oleanz plus(olanzapine) and Dicorate, to treat a psychotic break with delusions resulting from cannabis abuse. It isn’t my first break, as I have had 3 relapses where I have returned to using. My question is this: due to the negative side effects of the drugs I’m on, and the side effects of antipsychotics in general, I want to stop taking the antipsychotic. I...
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