Psychosis Articles

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I hear voices in my head telling me bad things like to kill people and to kill myself. The thing is the voices I hear are in my head not like people talking to me. It is like they are thoughts that are not mine. ...

Very Strange Behavior from Roommate’s 23-Year-Old Son: Am I in Danger?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
His name is James he is 23, smoke cigarettes like crazy around 4 packs per day, has sudden violent outbursts when he thinks no one is looking. When he is cooking, he will turn his head all the way in the pan watching the food ...

Severe Paranoid Episode that Does Not Go Away

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
My wife is 35 and 6 months pregnant. She was admitted to a mental facility earlier this week because of a very severe episode of paranoia. The television was even talking to her and giving her clues about what was "going on." The doctor at ...

I Think People Are Watching Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a ...

Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Hi, I want to know...Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn't very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine e.g (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried ...

Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I'm worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could ...

Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he ...

The Little Voice in My Head Drives Me Mad!

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Hi there, so I can’t seem to find a definitive answer on this. I continuously have these voices in my head, which when I was younger didn't bother me but I find nowadays that instead of "that little voice" just being there to ...

I Believe & Think Weird Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Hello, to start off i want to ask why i have the urge to kill someone, i keep getting ideas and plans to kill someone i dont like. It occurs at random moments but more often when im pissed. I make real plans for it, ...

My Wife is Being Paranoid

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Hello. I am having hard time with my wife, she has some serious diagnosed paranoia and chronic anxiety. She has started to be paranoid about anything I say, like nothing is ever true that I am telling ...

Wife Having Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I need some advice about my wife. She's 33 years old and has never had any issues besides being ADD and having some anxiety. She was on Methadone for 6 years and Xanax for 2 years. She's in a program now coming off both. Back ...