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Fear of Schizophrenia After Drug Use

I tried marijuana for the first time in December of 2013. I did it a few times after that, each time feeling fine before during and after. Then in February of 2014 I had a really “bad high” and was freaking out and hyperventilating the whole time. A day after I felt weirdly detached from the world, like looking through a screen, and didn’t recognize my body, also really anxious. Internet tells me it’s...
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Paranoid that She’s Cheating Due to Lack of Sex

First, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site and hope wholeheartedly that this outcry (my only option at this point) will not go unheard or unanswered. I warn you now that this is a long one. Right to the thick of the matter: I’m a self-diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic (I have never had enough money or been brave enough to actually see someone to have this diagnosis confirmed or denied). I could include how...
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Molested by Stepfather

As a child I was molested by my stepfather and I have always had a difficult time coping with it. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I use to just be completely antisocial and either lock my self in my room cry or sleep all day. I was switched meds and for a few months I was ok. I was able to go to school and actually have somewhat of a social...
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Is My Son Misdiagnosed or Is There Something I Should Be Asking His Counselor About?

I am scared of my son, he shows no emotion, he kills our pets, he attacks me, he stares through me, he started a bonfire in our attic while everyone was asleep, we all came close to dying, he shows his private parts to his class mates, he goes from calm to boiling point angry in seconds, he threatens to slit our throats, he breaks anything he thinks we like. He comes up with...
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I Feel Caged in My Own Body

From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. But after we broke up and me getting clean of off the heroin, I started getting back into reality and my past slapped me through my face harder then...
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Why Am I Never Content?

I started dating my husband when I was 15, I am 27 now. We have been married and living together for 2 years now, and I should be happy… Right? I mean, I have all the things a woman my age should want… but I am still not happy. A lot of issues from my childhood have resurfaced over this past year (I was molested by my father, and it is finally out in...
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Random Flashbacks that Don’t Seem to be Triggered by Anything Specific

There are moments in my day that I’ll completely stop what I’m doing and have a flashback for maybe a max of 5 seconds. I’ll just stand there, blank and motionless. I can feel myself doing it, it just takes me a second to snap myself out of it — (this is not the case when I’m not focused on something, situations where I’m watching a movie or in the shower I find myself...
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No Feelings

I as far as I can remember have been living life that is ideal according to my surroundings, my parents take me as ideal son, my teacher took me as ideal student, at my college my juniors and batch mates looked upon me for inspiration. I have a job, never faced any serious issues in life. I am hardworking. I have a girlfriend who loves me a lot. My parents and brother loves me...
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I Have Been Diagnosed with DID But Can I Have Schizophrenia Too?

Hi. Since I was three years old I have been dissociated, and as I got older I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, I have always seen things other people couldn’t, and heard voices. I believe I can do magic, and my family and friends don’t believe me. I find it hard to speak sometimes, like my mouth and brain are separate and broken, and when I write my letters...
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Former Abuser Re-entering My Life

My brother who is now 19 almost 20, used to hit me (along with violently push me, slap me, tackle me, put me down, humiliate me, make fun of me infront of my friends, include himself if i have a friend over etc.) for years as far back as i can remember, Is moving back to Canada and staying with my parents, my sister and me in a month or so. I’m so afraid...
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I Think I Suffer from PTSD

From Canada: I’m sick & tired of being sick & tired. I just want to feel normal, yet I feel furthest thing from it. I’m always in so much pain, every muscle in my body feels sore like I’ve been exercising, but of course there’s no motivation for that. I have yet to find a particular and my patients is diminishing daily. I wake up to numbness in my feet arms and hands....
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Facial Scars from Car Accident

Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner bicep. Ever since I’ve had trouble keeping my head up because people are always staring at them and looking at me like I’m some murderer or whatever. Especially in classes in...
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