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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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Dissociation, Avoidant, or Antisocial Personality Disorder?

I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognize the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I feel sorry for the abused children and sometimes the homeless, but otherwise I could not care less about anybody, not even family members). I do not react at all...
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Can Paternal Age & My Mental Illness Increase Schizophrenia Risk?

Hello. Due to obsessive compulsive disorder I have developed a new obsession that is causing me so much concern I am unable to think about anything else and in desperate need of some reassurance! Firstly I have suffered all my life with mental health problems. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7 then with OCD at the age of 13. The ocd symptoms were significantly reduced between the ages of 15...
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I Have Many Symptoms of Schizophrenia. What Are Some Diagnoses I Should Look Into?

Hi, I have many schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations (auditory and visual), delusions (I feel as though someone is always watching me), and (just minor) paranoia (I don’t trust people). However, I am a very level-headed person. I never have mood-swings or feel overwhelmed at random times. I have had these symptoms since I was a baby. (I began to voice them at 3 years old.) I have just recently started seeking counseling for...
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Brother Can’t Accept that “Memories Of Past” Never Really Happened

My brother just started working at a company as an independent contractor and since then he has starting telling my parents and me that they (his co-workers) are all playing secret mind games with him. He’s telling us he’s met them before and describing in very elaborate details about those encounters that supposedly happened years ago while he was in college. He’s also convinced that one of his new co-workers is related to a...
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Afraid My Wife May Be Paranoid Schizophrenic

About a month and 1/2 ago my wife started thinking someone was hacking into her Facebook account and reading her notifications. I put all the security measures in place and ensured her she was safe. It has gradually gotten worse to the point she believes people are watching us through our cell phones and webcams. She thinks people are following her around town and have even been in our house and her car. She...
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My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we’ve meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don’t have the idea that he has been sick that way. We tried to communicate normally as younger adult, who is starting to feel something in between us, like falling...
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