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I’m Worried about Being Crazy

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I feel like this: I panic for some reason i cant account whenever my friends are gathered/laughing hysterically.
I talk to myself inaudibly, but i talk to my thoughts and converse mentally.
I can be social and i can be anti social at times.
I think I know my friend’s behavior well.
When I’m high, i try to think that my panic attacks are just mere hallucinations but when I’m sober, i think im still crazy.
My friends think im a sociopath.
I question myself why my friends’ act when i think their act is morally or somewhat rude/unacceptable.

I’ve been using a lot of websites to find a clear answer on what am I. Some said I have schitzoidal, paranoid schitzoprenia, psychosis.

I’m worried and I dont want to be crazy. please help.

I’m Worried about Being Crazy

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It seems as though there are two main problems. One is that you may be experiencing panic attacks. The second is your use of illicit substances. Self-medication gives the user the impression that the drugs are helping, when in fact they’re exacerbating their symptoms.

Panic attacks can make people feel like they are “going crazy.” They are frightening. Untreated anxiety tends to become worse over time. Your symptoms may be entirely explained by your untreated anxiety and or your use of drugs.

I would recommend being evaluated by a mental health professional. You can do this by asking your primary care physician for a referral or making an appointment at your local community mental health center. If it’s an emergency situation, then go to the hospital or call the local mental health crisis team.

After your evaluation, you should have a better understanding about what’s wrong. The evaluator will recommend treatment and may prescribe medication. Once you begin treatment, your symptoms should begin to improve.

Finally, don’t ignore your symptoms or simply hope that they’ll go away on their own. Anxiety tends to worsen without treatment. Virtually all mental health symptoms are treatable, but an individual must be willing to participate in treatment. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

I’m Worried about Being Crazy

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). I’m Worried about Being Crazy. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/12/11/im-worried-about-being-crazy/
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