Schizophrenia Articles

Fear of Being Framed and Being Lied About

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
It all started after high school. I smoked a lot of marijuana, watched a lot of conspiracy, and was practically a shut in. I started to suspect there was conspiracy in my own life, things that people thought about me that I didn't know. After ...

Does This Sound Like Psychosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Hi. When I was around 6 years old I started believing that there were people outside my window watching me and that there were cameras in my walls and teddies. I believed I was always being watched and monitored. Later, when I started being on ...

I Don’t Feel Like Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 24th, 2014
I am 17 diagnosed with Manic Depression, and Cluster B Trait. I am currently on Prozac and Resperadone (pardon my spelling). Lately I have been discussing the strangest conversations in my head. Let me explain. I think I'm different and that I ...

Uncomfortable Symptoms

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
The first time I remember the voice inside my head was right before my great grandma died. I heard someone say that my great grandma might die soon. The voice said, "I hope she dies" and I kept thinking no I don't mean that but ...

Schizophrenia or Isolated Incident?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Hello, I've been diagnosed with depression since I was about 16 years old and I have dealt with the problem on and off again for the last 7 years. When I was 18 years old, my father was murdered and my family was emotionally devastated. ...

Could Son Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Can someone please tell me if there can be any other diagnosis other than schizophrenia for bizarre illusions in a 13 year old going through puberty who shows few other symptoms of mental illness. The more I read the more worried I get. My son recently ...

Paranoid Friend

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
A friend of mine believes that people are listening to her phone calls, reading her txt messages, coming into her home when she's not there, messing with her tv and DVD by planting electronics in them, daring her phone battery, messing with her car, hav ...

Fiance’s Instability Causing Trouble

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 9th, 2013
I have been with my fiance for over 5 years. In this time he has gone off of his Abilfy completely one time. He was completely psychotic in this time, he actually thought i was someone else and threatened to kill me. ...

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 ...