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Does My Brother Have Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

Hi – I’m new here, but don’t where else to go. This is in regard to my sibling. He is 37 and lives with my mother in Florida. He has a severe problem with marijuana and has a history of substance abuse (cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, MDMA/MDA, alcohol). He currently has no job, isn’t looking, and no other prospects. He had a job recently, but was terminated. Also, very negative and seems to self-sabotage any...
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Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes out like I’m no longer in control of what i say or think. I also see myself as away from my body like there is a certain haze about....
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I Feel like I’m Going Crazy

About a month ago I started hearing things in my head. It has only happened about five times during this time. The sounds always come from the right side of my head but at the same time it feels like they are whispering in my ear. The fist time I heard it, it sounded like multiple voices whispering harshly into my ear. I didn’t understand anything they said. The second time it was a...
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I’m Depressed & Somewhat Suicidal

My psychologist says I’m not depressed. She says I’m finding excuses. Maybe I am, But I have no concentration, I don’t want to do anything. I feel hopeless, life, the future, everything seems hopeless. Sometimes I just feel like dying. I’ve been told I have delusions and paranoia. For years I lived thinking an audience was watching me. I would talk to myself all the time, although I thought I was talking to the...
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Acute Symptoms of Psychosis & Paranoia

My family member, age 50 female, worked as a social worker. She led a healthy life, went on frequent hikes, ate healthy, etc. My family has no history of psychosis. One day she left work and came back with symptoms of psychosis, delusions (visual and auditory), very anxious, with incoherent chain of thought. She has had severe migraines for many years. I took her to several psychiatrists and all of them have attributed the...
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What Are My Odds of Contracting Schizophrenia?

Hello, I’m currently in an introductory psychology class, and we’re going over abnormalities. My instructor is fascinated with schizophrenia, and reminds us nearly every day that my age group is most prone to get this devastating condition. So, I went to my family history to learn whether or not I was vulnerable. I have no history of schizophrenia or any mental health condition on my dad’s side. On my mom’s side, my aunts, uncles,...
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Could This Be Schizophrenia?

Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven’t put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my family about it and they don’t believe I have it, but they think I should talk to someone about my anxiety and depression. I rarely leave my house because...
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Chances of Reoccurrence of Psychosis

Please help me answer this question. I am currently on antipsychotics Oleanz plus(olanzapine) and Dicorate, to treat a psychotic break with delusions resulting from cannabis abuse. It isn’t my first break, as I have had 3 relapses where I have returned to using. My question is this: due to the negative side effects of the drugs I’m on, and the side effects of antipsychotics in general, I want to stop taking the antipsychotic. I...
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Worried about My Brother

My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or a driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. He has no friends other than people he may talk to online. He does not take very good care of himself...
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Fear of Schizophrenia

So I’ll start by saying that about a year and a half ago I suffered an intense panic/anxiety attack whilst on cannabis. This was catalyzed by an intense fear that I’d somehow triggered schizophrenia by smoking and I was basically doomed. Since then I would say that I’ve developed a phobia of having schizophrenia, I guess you could call it a schizophrenia OCD, where I always fear I’m developing delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, etc; a...
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18-Year-Old Friend Has Paranoid Delusions & Refuses Help

A friend of mine who has been very close to me, but recently has had to move a few miles away has been getting paranoid delusions that are progressing over the last year. He is 18 in a under poverty level household and is convinced he will not be around by his 19th birthday because “they” are going to take him or kill him. He is convinced an organization of “vigilantes” or “spies” have...
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Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us and the court was made aware that she had attempted to kill herself. Although she said she did not and I believe she was playing the system, in our...
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