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Psychosis

Posted by Angela2 on September 23, 2004, at 22:08:26

Has anyone else besides me had psychotic symptoms at some point during their lives? If so, what were they? I used to feel like people were laughing at me on the street and in my dorm.

I would really like to hear from people who have had psychosis. I think it will make me feel less alone.

 

Re: Psychosis Angela2

Posted by Gabbix2 on September 24, 2004, at 16:07:28

In reply to Psychosis, posted by Angela2 on September 23, 2004, at 22:08:26

Well I've never had psychosis, but I hate to see someone who wants to feel less alone, with a lone post. Although the psychology board is more about therapy treatments, you might get more responses there. Are you recieving therapy for it? If you are that would be the perfect place to ask your question.
It doesn't look like anyone here right now has had experience with it, but I know I've seen it mentioned on the Pyschology board.

 

Re: Psychosis

Posted by justyourlaugh on September 24, 2004, at 22:30:03

In reply to Re: Psychosis Angela2, posted by Gabbix2 on September 24, 2004, at 16:07:28

ang...
sorry i did not post earlier
psychosis is something that happens to me ..
but do not "see the light" until many moons later.
i do not remember my state...
and try not to "relive it"
forgive and forget...
it is all i have
j

 

Re: Psychosis

Posted by Angela2 on September 24, 2004, at 23:36:01

In reply to Re: Psychosis, posted by justyourlaugh on September 24, 2004, at 22:30:03


> and try not to "relive it"
> forgive and forget...
> it is all i have


That is a great way to go about it!, in my personal opinion. It seems like it is something that is close to me in my mind. Like a security blanket a kid carries around or something. Even though it's come and gone...

I hate myself for it though. Because I hate the word "psychotic" and the word "anti-psychotic." When I think of these words and apply them to myself I feel like some kind of bad unworthy loser of a person.

 

Re: Psychosis Angela2

Posted by Gabbix2 on September 25, 2004, at 0:00:03

In reply to Re: Psychosis, posted by Angela2 on September 24, 2004, at 23:36:01

>
> > and try not to "relive it"
> > forgive and forget...
> > it is all i have

>
> I hate myself for it though. Because I hate the word "psychotic" and the word "anti-psychotic." When I think of these words and apply them to myself I feel like some kind of bad unworthy loser of a person.

There is an excellent book on that exact subject
written by a woman who believed her "psychosis"
(She detests that label for the reasons you stated) was her subconcsious - in technicolor basically. It's extremely well written, and fascinating. Though I don't agree with all her views on Psychiatry after what she endured I can certainly understand how she came by them.
Just in case you may be interested it's called

"Too Much Anger Too Many Tears"

A personal triumph over psychiatry

Janet and Paul Gotkin

 

Re: Psychosis

Posted by deirdrehbrt on September 25, 2004, at 19:13:10

In reply to Psychosis, posted by Angela2 on September 23, 2004, at 22:08:26

I have psychotic symptoms.... seeing, hearing, feeling, and smelling things that are not real. Sometimes I need to ask someone else whether what I'm seeing, etc. is real or not.
One day that will live on in my mind, like 9-11, the shuttle disasters, etc. is the day when my psychiatrist said "...and for the psychotic symptoms....". I was not expecting "The P-word", and it hit really hard. I know where I was when I first heard it, and what I was doing. I don't wish that experience on anyone, except for perhaps unthinking, unfeeling family who treat me like I'm doing something wrong by being sick.
Dee.

 

Re: Psychosis Angela2

Posted by just plain jane on September 25, 2004, at 20:58:40

In reply to Psychosis, posted by Angela2 on September 23, 2004, at 22:08:26

I may never have known that "psychosis" is what it is called, but yes, I have had the belief that people were talking about me, playing with my head, laughing at me, humoring me.
Most of my childhood I felt that way, and, indeed, my family and the neighborhood treated me like I was nuts.
I was/am very empathetic, so this combination was quite devastating at times.

I would break down and have what they called tantrums. But tantrums are usually because someone doesn't get what they want or their own way. I simply became overwhelmed by my feelings and fears and lost my composure. Very badly.

Coming from a kid, and in those days, I can see how they would have ignorantly considered my losing it tantrums.

I can still feel it. I struggle with the memories which live in me.
Am I psychotic? I'm not thinkin' so, but...
hmmmmmmmmm...

 

Re: Psychosis

Posted by Angela2 on September 25, 2004, at 21:35:14

In reply to Re: Psychosis Angela2, posted by just plain jane on September 25, 2004, at 20:58:40

I feel so honored to know you all...

 

equally honored (nm)

Posted by just plain jane on September 25, 2004, at 23:04:51

In reply to Re: Psychosis, posted by Angela2 on September 25, 2004, at 21:35:14


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