Ask the Therapist About Psychosis - Page 4

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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Internal Auditory Hallucinations & Compulsive Commands

I’ve been having emotional issues for a few years. Nonetheless, these have been somewhat manageable. However, I became increasingly paranoid this winter. I thought that people were trying to poison me, I feared that family members were going to kill me. I was aware that these thoughts were illogical, but I couldn’t shake the fear that they caused me. I would get panic attacks thinking that I drank from a poisoned water fountain. I...
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I Find It Hard to Support Myself Emotionally

From the : I am the youngest of four children. Mother and sister are schizophrenic. Mother has been affected ever since I was a kid. Sister’s case is severe and started about 15 years ago. One sister was epileptic and prone to violence but committed suicide 12 years ago. Father is old but still keeps busy with his work and I feel he has long neglected the family running after his work. Eldest sister...
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Why Can’t Anyone Find A Diagnosis For Me?

Hi, within the past year I have been hospitalized three times and I have been in two treatment centers. I have been diagnosed with everything from Borderline to Bipolar with Psychosis, but all of my treating physicians say that those diagnosis’ are incorrect. I deal with chronic suicidal thoughts, frequent self-harm, I apparently engage in risky behaviors, I lack eye contact, I can’t tell the difference between different emotions, I don’t feel pain, I...
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The Start of an Episode?

I suspect I am in the starting states of an psychotic episode, and I have no idea what to actually do. A. The early stages of psychosis are referred to as prodromal symptoms. The prodromal period refers to the time between an individual’s change in functioning up until the onset of full-blown psychosis. In the absence of treatment, the prodromal phase can lead to an acute psychotic episode. You did not mention what symptoms...
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Dealing With The Aftermath of Psychosis

Hi, Please help. In October 2013, my Granny had passed away due to a long term battle with Cancer. Shortly after this (January 2014) my Girlfriend of 6 years had developed Psychosis and spent the next few months going in and out of hospital. I have stayed with her for the past year and a half dealing with it. throughout the past year, I have had two friends that were getting rather violent and...
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Good Kind of Schizophrenia?

For the last few years or so, I’ve been hearing this voice in my head. It’s as if there is another person in there talking to me throughout the day. But the voice is never harsh. Like how they say demons haunt a Schizophrenic mind. This voice is more of an angel’s voice. Like it calms me down when I get anxious or start to panic. My question is, is it possible that there...
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