/x/ ... I think my friend might be going insane. Has anyone dealt with schizophrenia before in a friend?
I feel like I might be becoming schizophrenic. There have been many nights I wake up and I feel like something is watching me, and wants to hurt me. I snap out of it after a few minutes, though.
I'm a schizo myself and have a schizo mother I had to deal with.. but don't know what to tell you other than good luck to your friend, I hope he gets into treatment asap and gets better fast, meds are pretty much the only thing that can help him if he really has schizo..
Ok I'm not a doctor or anything so maybe I was a bit too liberal with my use of the word "schizophrenic." I'm also not even sure if that's the right word here.
Basically I think he's starting to assume a different personality. Or like developing a split personality. Some of the things he is saying are very spooky.
Might be Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Multiple Personality Disorder. It tends to happen when someone has or is going through a traumatic experience. One personality is "the real them" who can't handle the pain of what is happening, and any other personalities are there to help them deal with their feelings.
It's not so much that he is becoming someone else, but there is such a shift in the demeanor that it seems like a different person, even to them.
The best thing you can do in any case where you have a friend with a mental illness, is to be understanding and supportive. If you feel they should talk to someone, help them out with that. With therapy they may be able to realize they don't need to assume these other personalities and find ways to cope and work through their issues.
Tell him about it,I think that I am going insane as well,but when you know about it you can at last try to stop it,tell him to do that.
He has to fight it,its not easy,help him as much as you can
gtfo retard, schizophrenia is most certainly not a spiritual problem. stop trying to push your religion
Hi /x/ just gonna assume this is the appropriate thread. For quite a while ive been hearing voices of people i know just calling my name when im trying to sleep. Didnt mind it at all cuz some people i told about it said they had experienced something similar one time or another. But tonight, like 20 mins ago, it started telling me full sentences. I responded to it in my head. It was responsive to my thoughts and very obedient. It felt like it was one "entity" that was mimicking my friends voices and some of their vocal behaviours. Then I went like "if im going schizzo we gotta put down some ground rules". I told the voice that it is not allowed to see or talk about my memories. And then it tried being coercive. The voice in my head seriously told me "c'mon haha, I won't hurt you." Then i began getting chills and instantly feelings of dread and anxiety. I sat up, grabbed my phone and it stopped. Came here straight after i read some imgur posts to calm down a bit.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? Is this the first stage to going schizzo?
Also Im not on drugs right now. Ive tried shrooms twice and havent smoked weed in half a year at least. Im kind of hung over from drinking but that's it.
Short answer: IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL TO HEAR SHIT IN THE WAKE-SLEEP PERIOD BEFORE SLEEPING OR BEFORE WAKING UP
long answer: been going to therapy for 2 years now, mostly for cognitive behavioral therapy, each time i talk to a psychologist and psychiatrist,
you guys are very quick in deeming weird behavior as schizophrenia, trust me, the easiest way to find out if you really have something ongoing is to see a psychiatrist, stop reading bullshit on the internet, even if it helps u understand what it may be, leave it to a professional to put the diagnosis
ps: usually most "weird" behavior u see most probably be a psychosis generated by fuck knows what, the factors are many
I dont trust psychiatrists. People are way too different for someone to be an actual, good, psychiatrist. I resort to this thread to read other experiences and make my own assumption about myself. I know my concious, sentient self well enough to do that.
My closest friend was diagnosed with schizophrenia at an early age, so he was well medicated long before his mind keeled over. I can only hope it doesn't develop into something bad later in life.
I'm schizo and from what I understand you have to do more than hear voices to be declared schizo. You must have at least one other symptom like visual hallucination or delusions of grandeur or paranoia. And it must be debilitating enough for you to seek hospitalization.
I required hospitilization. And I require meds. Without them, I don't understand anything.
Don't speak lightly of a disease you don't have.
Schizophrenics are very reactive. Take charge emotionally. If you want to talk to your friend and he is acting insane. talks calmly as if everything is normal. Being worried and afraid won't bring your friend back. Being patient and loving will. Call to him, he is still in there. TAKE CHARGE EMOTIONALLY, don't react to his insanity, react to your friend.
The unconscious usually takes a contrarian position to the current conscious attitude. Try making statements that are true and mundane. You should hear comical protests to the contrary.
Also stop drinking caffeine and up your vitamin C intake.
This anon sounds correct, i think i have split personality. It started when my mum started drinking heavily every night, im in full control of my body but have a voice in my head with independant thoughts that often tells me what to do. Mums stopped drinking but voice is still in head. I often talk to it when i get bored and can uphold a conversation with it for quite a while.