Psychosis Articles

Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 26th, 2014
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 ...

Concerned about My Mental State

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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 ...

Chances of Reoccurrence of Psychosis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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 ...

I’m Hearing Voices in My Head & Constantly Scared of People Watching Me and Plotting Against Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
I don't know whether this is a good site to be on or not. For about a year now I have been hearing a man's voice in my head. It started when I dropped some food on the floor and the voice said pick it ...

Is this Dissociative Identity Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very ...

Roommate Talks to Himself ‘Very Dark Disturbing Things’ Only Alone in His Truck

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
I have a roommate. Our daily interactions are as common as would be expected. He is intelligent and polite. As normal as one would seem. Same employer for many years. Finishing college online, a bit late. Very disturbing thing he does once or twice a ...

I Believe I May Have OCD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I think I may have OCD, I've got intrusive thoughts I sometimes think about 1 thing in particular quite a while ago I heard about someone committing a murder while sleepwalking and while I don't really believe that I sleepwalk it still bug's the heck ...

Primarily Obsessive OCD Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 28th, 2014
I have been formally diagnosed with OCD, the buzz words the therapist who diagnosed me used were violence and responsibility, and through the limited therapy I went to it is was discovered that I have had OCD since before college. Through self-realization, self-diagnosis, and the ...

18-Year-Old Friend Has Paranoid Delusions & Refuses Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 21st, 2014
A friend of mine who has been very close to me, but recently has had to move a few miles away has been getting paranoid delusions that are progressing over the last year. He is 18 in a under poverty level household and is convinced he ...

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...

Concerned about Possible Future Break from Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
I'm 21, and just starting college again. I have no job, and have been able to find one that I can handle. As a child and teenager, I had issues controlling myself when angry. There was never a diagnosis that completely explained it, but Manic-Depressive/Bipolar ...

My Ex-Boyfriend Is Very Unstable Mentally, Please Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
My boyfriend of 2 years is very unstable. He hears voices, he accuses me of being a witch and stealing his energy and giving him negative energy, he thinks everyone is out to get him, he chokes on his breath and can't breath, he starts ...