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Boyfriend with Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
My boyfriend has been institutionalized twice already over the past 2 years. He has had trouble finding a job, he had one but he was fired because he wasn't able to concentrate and finish the work. I know there he had stopped taking meds again. ...

Sister Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Hello Doctor, My sister is suffering from schizophrenia from past 10 years. We have consulted to lot of doctors and we have taken treatment. She has been consulted to many doc tors and she is not completely cured but she has improved a lot ...

Is My Brother Psychotic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
I've talked with my younger brother recently ( he's 19 ) and he has been telling me some issues that are going on in his head and then there are things I notice him do to. He always checks multiple times that everything is ...

Schizophrenia and HIV

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Hello. I am currently diagnosed with paranoid Schizophrenia and suspect that I might have HIV. I have noticed a swing in energy and symptoms lately, and wonder if it can have something to do with HIV since ive been stabile for a long time, and ...

Friend Has Odd Delusion

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
A friend and I were hanging out one day and she decided to tell me that she is part hellhound. Thinking she was playing around, I laughed it off. Deciding to 'play along', I asked her how she knew. She replied by saying that someone ...

Are Voices I’m Hearing Normal?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Hello, I have multiple voices in my head, The voices sound like and suggest what i should do. For example when i wake up in the morning, its like i talk to my self and it (the voice) says "you might aswell get up or ...

Is Creating a World in Your Head Really a Problem?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 14th, 2013
I guess as long as I can remember I have created worlds with characters that seem to have cameras following them everywhere in my head. but it would always seem as if the characters were real. they had personalities, pet peeves and even conversations with ...

Is This A Sign Of Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
I have this voice in my head that's present wherever I go, whatever I do. It tells me horrible, negative things about myself, for example when I go out to eat I'll hear it say something like, "Why don't you just order everything on the ...

Psychotic Boyfriend

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 21st, 2013
My relationship with my boyfriend has been destroyed by his mental illness. He has no official diagnosis, but bipolar runs in his family and he displays numerous symptoms of seemingly multiple disorders. One unofficial diagnosis by a physician was bipolar with schizoaffective disorder. From ...

Boyfriend is Refusing Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
My boyfriends 16 and this is what he told me today- On occasion I have felt the total and full urge to kill people. Not just in fits of anger, but I have genuinely though out and considered it. I think I'm going insane. And that's ...

Friend Thinks She is Possessed By Spirits

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 16th, 2013
Dear doctor,please help? my friend has been suffering from schizophrenia for several years now.initially she would see and hear voices . these "black beings" as she described would ask her to commit suicide. she almost did several times but somehow didn't take it the whole ...

Repeating What I Hear

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 16th, 2013
I am a healthy 56 year old male. I was in a detox hospital to come off a therapeutic dose of Valium for 25 years. During my hospital stay I was pretty drugged up and one morning I walked into the TV room ...