Patient discussion about psychosis

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Q. What is paranoia? Is it different from other psychosis disorders?

A friend of mine was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I read about it on the internet and I am not sure about the idea of paranoia. Is it a kind of psychosis or it a different symptom by its on? Can someone give an example of paranoid thinking VS normal thinking?
A1Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.
A2Don't know if this is or not. But when I was going through this. I used to have thoughts that people where talking about me. I would make up an imaginary world in my mind, to block everything out. I made rules for myself. Man! I was so nervous when I went to school. I don't know how I graduated with my sanity. I'm still a hermit.
A3Here is an example of the thinking process as I understand it (though i\I must admit that I read books on this issues but I never learned it in a formal way.
You go back from work and the traffic light turns red.
Normal thinking will be: Oh the light is red I might be late for dinner
Paranoid thinking will say: someone wants to track me down so he is crippling my movements with the traffic lights.
Hope I could help

Q. Hi, everybody. I was wondering how long you've been diagnosed with bipolar and if you had psychotic symptoms?

I've been diagnosed for coming on a year this December. how did you handle the news, how do you feel about medication and how do you feel about finding a partner, or how has your partner handled the news? I was totally shocked, stigmatized and ashamed. I thought I did something wrong and God could just heal me. I was in denial. And I flushed my medication down the toilet but I went right back to the hospital. Never want to go there again. I've come to accept it as my thorn in my side and to see the positive aspects of it: more down to earth, better able to relate, more trusting in God, and better able to minister. What do you feel is positive about your illness?
A1Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.
A2I just have to chill and focus on being that virtuous woman the Bible talks about. . . .for my own self and my God and not for anyone else. Keep in touch.


Also, Jenn, your partner is lucky to have someone as supportive as you in his or her life.

And Irus- isn't it so cool how we can change our perspectives on things? I think the more we talk and share, the more insight and strength we can gain. Gonn, your testimony has been very helpful to me and thanks for offering support. The Lord knows I need it!

Well, it's about 3:24 in the morning and I need to get up at 9 for my day program. I'm so hapy it's Friday. Have a blessed weekend or whatever say this finds you on if I don't talk to you before the weekend ends.

God bless,


Amy
A3onset a manic episode. [To clarify when I said "is it okay to take an antidepressant if it can exascerbate mania? I'm pretty sure it's ok"- i was saying that under the pretense that I would be taking an antidepressant in addition to my mood stabilizer/antipsychotic/anticonvulsant (whatever it's called) medication, (actually Seroquel is classified as antipsychotic- I know the name is scary or harsh or whatever but it's real)] antidepressants alone can onset a manic episode.

Two medications I know that have good reputation are Seroquel and Lamictal (a newer one). My psychiatrist was going to switch me to Lamictal but Seroquel is working for me right now. i didn't do too good on Risperdal and Depakote. Anyways, everyone is different. Oh yeah, I was taking Abilify which seemed to work alright but since got off because I'm doing pretty good with just Seroquel.

Anyways, you are so blessed to have a supportive husband. He's a keeper. Girl, I'm tryin' to find me one

Q. Am i going to get schizophrenia and what are the signs towards it?

My mother is 50 years old and i knew she was bi polar and tonight i found out she has schizophrenia too from a nurse at the hospital she was sent to for going crazy out of no where tonight. I am very different from her and i am 17 years old. My dad side of the family has no disorders. How likely am i to develop schizophrenia? What are the first symptoms? Can i see signs now? and any other info.
A1Sweetheart you would not recognize a sign if it run over you. as the sickness encroaches upon your mind it also removes rational thought. you will say to your self I am not crazy there is nothing wrong with me. all the crazy Sob's around me are nuts I an not. And Honey you will believe your self. self diagnosis is a very dangerous path you are wanting to take.
Just be aware and talk to a certified psychiatrist – he’ll tell you any thing you want to know.

A2Does she have schizophrenia or bi-polar disease? It is unlikely that she has both. Does she have unrealistic thoughts? Paranoid thoughts? These are signs of psychotic episodes that can suggest either bi-polar disease or schizophrenia, but schizophrenia has many other symptoms such as hearing voices, losing ability to function or plan ahead, and mental deterioration in general. You should find out with the doctors exactly what they think she has, and then ask about yourself. Also, bi-polar disease tends to begin early in life, and show signs both of depression and manic (very happy mood) episodes (ups and downs). I think that before you read more about your chances of getting the disease you should have a serious talk with her doctors and they will provide you with all the information you're concerened about.

Q. Major mood disorder!

Hi guys! My topic is all about major mood disorder, bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic features and I would like to ask if I could get some information regarding with its introduction on international, national and local. Hope you all understood what I mean to ask.
A1Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.
A2Major depressions are a clinical depression that meets specific diagnostic criteria. These criteria involved in the duration, functional impairment and a group of both psychological and physiological symptoms.
• Unipolar Disorder is when a person has recurring major depressive episode without manic symptoms.
• Bipolar Disorder is when a person experiences recurring depression and mania.

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Q. Is electric shock efficient for ocd? Is it dangerous?

My husband has OCD for 15 years now. He was also diagnosed with mania-depressia. He takes so many medications and nothing really helps. We were offered to try electric shock and I'm scared. Is it dangerous? What are the chances of this method to work for him?
AElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is indeed considered effective for OCD, although it's not the first line of treatment. It does have its risks, including memory loss, disorientation and sort of confusion. There is also a change in the activity of the heart but it's rarely significant.

Generally it can be said that it's not an absolutely safe treatment, but it may help, especially if other drugs don't help.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003324.htm
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