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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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Fear of Schizophrenia After Drug Use

I tried marijuana for the first time in December of 2013. I did it a few times after that, each time feeling fine before during and after. Then in February of 2014 I had a really “bad high” and was freaking out and hyperventilating the whole time. A day after I felt weirdly detached from the world, like looking through a screen, and didn’t recognize my body, also really anxious. Internet tells me it’s...
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Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I’ve had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I’m changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? I’m struggling with hallucinations. I hear voices and sometimes see those people. I have Joe, his twin brother Eric, his daughter Ava and his cat Spud. Joe keeps a...
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Might Have Schizophrenia But Scared of Doctors

I have been beginning to notice that i hear a voice inside of my head, he tells me what to do or he’ll make bad things happen and yesterday for the first time he insulted me. I also have paranoid delusions that people are sometimes poisoning my water, or watching me, or out to get me, or laughing at me, trying to make my life hell, trying to make everything bad for me because...
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Could My Boyfriend Be Schizophrenic?

My boyfriend has begun acting very strange, starting about 6 months ago. He started watching these videos on spirit science and developed an obsession with theories and conspiracies. He started talking about it to anyone who would listen. He broke up with me so I moved on and when he found out he was devastated but subsequently took me back. Over the months he has begun doing very strange things, some of which are:...
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I Have Been Diagnosed with DID But Can I Have Schizophrenia Too?

Hi. Since I was three years old I have been dissociated, and as I got older I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, I have always seen things other people couldn’t, and heard voices. I believe I can do magic, and my family and friends don’t believe me. I find it hard to speak sometimes, like my mouth and brain are separate and broken, and when I write my letters...
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My Husband Sees Dead People

My husband’s mother died 2 years ago, but yesterday he told me that he had an hour long conversation with her. He said he’s been seeing her everywhere, and that she’s trying to tell him something. He also said that’s he’s been hearing voices who are not his mother, not constantly, that are always negative or fear based (they’re lying, Run, don’t touch that). I know these things are indicative of schizophrenia but he’s...
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Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

From Pakistan: One year ago my sister’s behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her body started vibration and severe pain in legs. we rush in different hospitals but no advantage. 5 days she couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat. The condition was worst. One hospital...
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