Schizophrenia Articles

Delusions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 9th, 2014
I have ptsd and borderline. This winter, I had a phase of four months in which I had delusions. The delusions entailed having somebody else's presence in my head, up to the point where this presence (while being in my head) wanted to kill me ...

Fear of Taking Meds and of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 28th, 2014
Hey guys, so today I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and I told her about all my fears and insecurities especially my fear of schizophrenia. I told her my fear of schizophrenia at least 5 different times and each and every ...

Think I’m Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Hi, I'm a sophomore in college right now and I'm becoming more aware that I might have a mental illness. I do not know which one I have, however. When I was younger, I questioned if somebody was controlling me, if there was someone that's ...

Schizophrenia Symptoms?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Ever since I was 16 at least, I've heard ongoing music in my head that I think at times other people can hear. I also think I may have schizophrenia due to the fact that I think other people can hear the music. Now that ...

Paranoid?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
My close friends say I'm being paranoid, while another says its a mild form of schizophrenia. It kind if just started happening when I moved to Canada about two years ago. I'm always caught up on things like: -People watching me through my living room window (there's ...

I Need Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 17th, 2014
My name is Amy and I'm a 14 year old girl. I'm kind of stuck in a tough situation and I was wondering if you could give me any advice. When I was 13 I got bullied and then I was diagnosed with having depression, ...

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 ...