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Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it seems to be too much of a risk. Another symptom that has struck me recently is my inability to handle social situations, I find myself wanting to be alone...
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What Mental Illness Do I Have?

I hear voices in my head telling me bad things like to kill people and to kill myself. The thing is the voices I hear are in my head not like people talking to me. It is like they are thoughts that are not mine. I’m getting treated for schizophrenia right now but does hearing voices in my head have anything to do with schizophrenia? A. Hearing voices is a symptom of schizophrenia. You...
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I Think People Are Watching Me

Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a child but as I’m getting older it’s getting worse. I keep thinking that I’m an experiment of some kind, and people are watching and studying me. Its like...
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Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

Hi, I want to know…Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn’t very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried about him, my brother thinks that someone can control him or he says here is a man reads his minds… So we want be sure that does my brother...
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I Am Concerned I Am Developing Schizophrenia

I am concerned I am developing schizophrenia. Recent events in my life have led me to believe that I may be developing this disease for several reasons. I really began to worry about a month ago. There was a period of my life when I went through heavy substance abuse and just as I was getting sober I began to notice what I think are early signs of schizophrenia. I am more spacy and...
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Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I’m worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could easily get it. My main issues before being diagnosed with paranoia were anxiety related. I always thought people were staring at me, laughing at me, or judging me in...
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Possible Schizophrenia?

I am 37 years old and over the past week I have begun hearing voices, sort of, it’s more like random words and gibberish that pop into my head on and off, mostly when I’m tired or falling asleep. I have been under a great deal of stress in my professional and private life for the past two months and I cannot get a good night’s sleep as I find myself waking up every...
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OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of all these things and I would go home scared, often thinking about death and how I would not have my family with me. I would break down and cry...
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Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he has experienced. When he was at his worst point in the illness he only experienced negative auditory and tactile hallucinations. Before returning to his apartment last night, he came...
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Help Determining if My Cousin Is Schizophrenic

My cousin is a 56 year old who has been divorced twice. Had a few long and serious relationships, maybe lasting at the most 2/3 years. Is currently living alone. She has most recently become unemployed, a large source of stress for her, as her job is not one easily obtained. It is my understandIng that she was very isolated I her house and when she did talk to her friends she appeared to...
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How to Help a Bipolar Schizophrenic

My mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and severe bi-polarism for several years. Since my dad divorced her she has ran through all the money she was awarded. She has been living with my grandparents who can no longer handle the stress and cannot financially support her, they also have recently moved into a assisted living center. With her last few dollars my mother has come back to my hometown wishing to bring our...
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Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder

I have been in a relationship for five years with a man who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, depression with psychotic features. For the most part, his disorder does not have a negative impact on our relationship. He has trouble keeping his place clean and he is slow to take actions that move his life forward in positive directions. But he is on the right track now, returning to school and looking for a...
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