Schizophrenia Articles

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 ...

Schizophrenia or Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Hi. I'm 15, and I think I have schizophrenia. I show way too many signs for schizophrenia (or a similar mental illness) not to be a concern. I commonly think things that don't want to think. I have a terrible short-term memory and commonly ...

I Keep Hearing Voices

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Every time I try to think or sleep I end up hearing voices and it happens during the day too. I can't even hear myself think and when I read things like a book for example I hear a different voice. Is it possible you ...

Thought Insertion?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Is this described as thought insertion or just something normal that happens to everyone. When I'm going to sleep at night usually when I'm doing my before sleep prayer at times my mind drifts uncontrollably to something unrelated to the prayer for just a split ...

Daughter Says She Is Pregnant with Jesus Christ

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 9th, 2013
Hello, I am not sure where to start to look for help, for my 23 year old daughter says she is okay. My daughter says she is pregnant with Jesus Christ himself. Her religion has taken a turn for the extreme over the last 6 months. ...
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