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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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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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My Husband and I Are Anguished as Our Son Insists on Marrying Daughter of Schizophrenic

Good morning sir/madam: we are an old couple who failed to convince our only son to refrain from marrying the daughter of a schizophrenic mother .we informed him that schizophrenia according to doctors is a hereditary condition but he sees himself as a hero/rescuer and is firm about marrying her. both of us need advice and counseling as we are in have had a hard life and i in particular have struggled against...
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What Are the Effects of Marijuana and Nicotine in an Adult with Schizophrenia?

My adult son was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 15 years ago, and I have noticed a sharp decline recently due to the use of meth and also previous use of the synthetic drug spice. He now uses Marijuana and it appears to me that it actually has a positive affect on him and calms him. I have also noticed in the past month that he has an increased use of nicotine, stating that it...
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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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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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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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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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What’s Wrong with Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, and its driving me crazy. I was dx with schizophrenia, but even though I feel like I don’t have that, just knowing about it doesn’t help anything at all. I am in an early psychosis program, and they’ve helped me a lot but I still feel like I’m not getting any better with some things. I feel like I can never be normal or live normally…. I...
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Does Power of Attorney Throw Out Patient Confidentiality?

I have a 33-year-old brother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a decade ago. He hasn’t responded to any antipsychotic medication and has delusional thoughts a few times a year. He doesn’t work. He’s on disability. He gets quite a lot of money on a monthly basis because he worked for many years before and after his diagnosis. Our father has control over his finances and he lives rent-free in a home our dad...
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Occasional Internal Auditory Hallucinations

I am quite concerned that I may be developing schizophrenia, or some similar issue. I’m 20 years old, and have always dealt with anxiety, as well as some hypochondria. My health anxiety peaked in high school for several months, and it was during this time that I began experiencing internal auditory hallucinations. They would occur at night, as I was falling asleep. The best way to describe it would be like a radio randomly...
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