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Extremely Afraid Dark Schizophrenia
Is paranoia different from schizophrenia? Can being paranoid at time cause schizophrenia to happen? I feel I was just a little paranoid yet dx schizo.
I am constantly hullicinating, paranoid, extremely depressed, extremely manic and delusional. Am i a good canidate for shock therapy?
Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?
Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! I feel empathy for your emotional pain possibly due to Traumatic experiences in life causing these symptoms. You were born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 16 years and are still alive. You deserve Healing. Call 911 for ER, or ask a close family member or friend take you to ER, and call Suicide and Crisis center. ...Read more
Need psychiatrist: In this case, you really need an in-person visit with a psychiatrist to evaluate what's happening with you. Being very depressed, with erratic behavior and violent episodes could relate to a number of conditions, like bipolar disorder, substance abuse, ptsd, and others. A psychiatrist can explore with you, order diagnostic studies, make working diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Im extremely possessive & get angry & jealous very easily.I hurt myself whenever I see my friend being close with others & Im paranoid. I think Im BPD?
Possible, get help: borderline personality disorder can encompass the symptoms you mention. self injury is a problem and needs to be addressed, regardless of the label or diagnosis. DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) is a great treatment for BPD and can help with those negative thoughts. There are also medications if a co-occuring depression is present ...Read more
Been feeling quite disconnected lately, and depersonalized. So terrified of developing terrible untreatable schizophrenia and living life in terror. Therapist doesnt seem to think I'm at risk. Advice?
I think I have personality disorder.Paranoia, mildly delusional, apathetic, depressed, no thought control, reality/dream confusion, isolation.What is this?
See a professional : It's best not to self-diagnose. While those symptoms can be indicative of a personality disorder, they can also hint towards other mental illnesses or even a non-psychiatric medical disease. Is suggest seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for clarity. You may even want to visit your gp to rule out other medical issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very disturbing nightmares and thoughts when anxious and in mixed states. Self destructive in nature while mind racing.- linda j?
I have OCD and it causes paranoia under several circumstances. Hearing loss, bone growth, death, I am extremely over paranoid. What can I do to make myself less paranoid?
You are past the age: Generally schizophrenia is recognized in young adulthood or late teens. It is possible to have psychotic symptoms arise in older people, but they'd probably not be schizophrenia related. See a psychiatrist to describe the symptoms that concern you. Try to relax - fear will make everything much worse. You'll be doing the right thing to see an expert. ...Read more
I'm very sad and depressed and I am secretly addicted to illegal drugs. I often end up wishing I was dead but don't have plans of suicide.
Confused Brain: When you mix street drugs with medication you are creating a chemical mix that may make your situation worse. Seek help with your addiction. Find an addictionologist or an addiction counselor. If you get this under control, medication will be effective and put your symptoms into remission. I know this is a hard road to travel, but many have done it successfully. Good luck. ...Read more
My aunt is acting paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive to family members, drs don't know why, she has cancer & is on morphine. She is on morphine drip, but now she is acting very strange, paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive, screaming at family membe
You : You have described a complex situation. I am sorry to hear about your auntâ€™s health. There are a number of possible reasons for this behavior. Possible side effects from morphine can include paranoia, hallucinations, agitation, confusion, mood swings, restlessness, difficulty with thinking and delerium. Delerium is sudden confusion and rapid changes in brain function. You described that she is confused. Confusion can be related to electrolyte disturbances, to severe depression, medications, malignancies effecting the brain, insufficient oxygen, infections and failure of various organs (just to mention some causes). It is doubtful that her cancer caused her to become schizophrenic. It can be difficult in a very ill patient who may have delerium, especially if she is older, to determine what the exact cause is. ...Read more
Paranoid dreams?: The way you feel deep inside creates the content and manner of your dreams. These may recapitulate daily situations, seen through whatever lens your whole being gazes through habitually. If feeling "paranoid" at deep level, dreams will show this.There may be recurrent metaphors, images, sensations, sounds, etc. If needed, both your lithium & Abilify (aripiprazole) can be titrated to help. Talk with your doc. ...Read more
Any ideas? 7 y/o niece said "eyes are shaking", vomiting, dizzy. Looks frail to me (very pale skin/redhead). Always seems zoned out, but today is bad!
I get bizarre, unexplainable abstract dreams that are very vivid and tiring me out, I never feel rested. They're not nightmares. Would Prazosin help?
Be careful: Self-diagnosis can be risky, but self-prescribing even more so. Find yourself a psychologist to do a real neuro-psych eval on the area of your vivid dreaming and include the anxiety and your other conditions - this may lead to further evaluations and treatment recommendations ad tat could include a drug like Prazosin. It is for hypertension - so your safety regarding that is crucial. Best! ...Read more
I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.
Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delerium: Aggitation like you describe is very common with elderly patient in the icu. It is referred to as delerium which is an acute state of confusion and aggitation caused be a combination of illness, lack of sleep, sedatives, and an unfamiliar environment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm 30 afraid of getting breast cancer and afraid of Mom and others getting it. My grandmother had it late 50s 60s I'm scared it skip generation?
Do not be afraid. To improve your chances of not getting breast or other cancers, exercise, avoid saturated fats, maintain healthy weight and abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs. Practice self examination and you should be fine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more