Ask the Therapist About Psychosis - Page 3

I Am Concerned about My Mental Health

I’m questioning my sanity. Psychosis and similar issues run on my fathers side of the family. Recently I’ve been put on Prozac for my depression. Since, I’ve started to realize how out of control my mental health really is. Since I was a child I would go to extreme lengths to lie for no real reason, and I was so good at it I believed myself. As I’ve gotten older (I am 18 now)...
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More Than Delusions?

I’ve dealt with BPD, anxiety and depression – among other undiagnosed issues – for most of my young life. But I’ve been struggling with something I have a hard time explaining, even to my therapist. There is a certain fear that grips me at times, a primal sort of horror that beneath the fabric of normal, everyday life is a world of primordial chaos. I’ve alluded to this when seeking help from people before,...
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My Family Member Is Suffering from Schizophrenia & I Need Help

My relative is saying such weird stuff lately, like people are watching him or the television is directing messages to him and everyone is spying on him. At first he refused medication and he yelled at us saying that he is not insane. Nowadays, he keeps asking us whether he is abnormal or not, which is weird because I heard that schizophrenic people don’t confess about their disorder. What is also weird that he...
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Friend Is Suicidal, Has Bi-Polar Mania & Lives in Another State

My best friend just contacted me at first to tell me she was dying her hair. Then she told me she was getting a divorce from her husband and was starting the transition to become a man. Her family is verbally refuting everything and otherwise ignoring what she has told them. She claims to be diagnosed with bipolar mania. However, she diagnosed herself. She has a Mensa level IQ and just completed her Masters...
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I’m Suffering from Schizotypal Personality Disorder

I’ve been diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder by a psychotherapist 4 years ago. Recently, I have discontinued therapy because of money reasons. Sometimes I feel like lines in the books are written about me, or the characters in the book are old friends who can’t remember me. I believe that other people have a device that read and transmit thoughts from my mind, and that people can deliver hostile messages to my brain. I...
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I Have Been Having Strange Bursts of Anxiety

I have recently been having anxiety and or paranoia. I’ll start to feel like I don’t know what’s real and I’ll start thinking “what is life really” and deep thoughts like that. Sometimes for a split second I don’t know where I am. I believe its called depersonalization/de-realization. Also I have a constant fear of being drugged (LSD) which I have never even taken. I don’t do drugs. I am so afraid of my...
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Why Do the Voices in My Head Seem Real?

I began to hear voices in my head at 24 years old which is weird because I have not had any psychotic mental history ever in my life until now. The voices sound real as if it is being transmitted to me and the voices are not loud it levels out to where I can never fully hear exactly what is being said, if I try too hard to listen it will go away...
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Unsure of What My Problem Is

Doctor, I’m lost. When I was three years old I told my mother I was responsible for her father’s death (died of a heart attack when I was 2 months old). Over the years I’ve had issues, first insomnia when I was seven (couldn’t stop thinking of the homeless sleeping under the rain). Always rebellious in school, I was diagnosed hyperactive and given ritalin when I was 10. I was later “disdiagnosed”. I often...
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Hate Towards Everything & the Desire to See Everyone Scream or Burn

For years now, I’ve been feeling hate towards everything, people, myself, live, friendship. I feel like I hate everything to the point where my chest literally hurts and want to rip my heart out, I unwillingly find myself constantly fantasizing about breaking someone’s bones simply because they got in my line of sight or to set the world on fire just to see everyone and everything burn and scream in pain and desperation, or...
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I’m Afraid I’m Schizophrenic

From an 18 year old young man in the US: hi 2 years ago i had injury in my knee and since then i started reading about any pain i get .. i thought i had a heart attack and went to the er like 4 times and then thought i had cancer and did so many tests and visited many doctors and even did colon test to find if i had colon cancer...
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Terrified of Past Paranoia Resurfacing

To start, I should explain I’ve always been rather imaginative, a trait which hasn’t been lost as I’ve matured. I could think things into being, see the future, and I’d caused the death of my grandfather by picking up a penny which’d been facing tails-up. Mind you, I was well into high school and still find clues and symbolism where I know they certainly don’t reside. But these do me no harm, really. The...
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Bipolar, Suicidal Father

My father lives states away from me and my siblings. My siblings and I have always thought he was semi-unstable, but recently he’s gotten much worse. We’ve called the cops before because he’s said he is suicidal and now been diagnosed with Bi-polar Disorder Type 1. He really needs help, but knows exactly what to say and not say in front of doctors and such–he claims institutions are NOT a place for him, that...
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